RVA volunteers are supporting the vaccine rollout in Reading
On this page we will post sources of information about the vaccine rollout, including translations and answers to frequently asked questions. Check the NHS and GOV.UK websites for the most up to date information.
Book or manage your Covid-19 vaccination
If you are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination, you can use this national website to book and manage your appointment, or call 119. Click here to see the list of who is currently eligible.
Targeted vaccine programme for unvaccinated adults in Reading surge test postcodes
In response to an increase in Covid-19 infections and cases of the Delta variant in Reading, the Council and the NHS are boosting the local vaccination programme with a targeted vaccination clinic at the Reading Borough Council Civic Offices from Thursday 17 June to Sunday 27 June. Read more here.
Voluntary sector vaccine support helpline
Reading voluntary organisations are working together to support people to access their vaccine as they become eligible RVA has opened a central helpline for carers, family, professionals and individuals in need of support: 0118 334 1091. Read more about the support available here.
Healthwatch Reading have regular updates about the vaccine rollout on their website.
Covid testing for people with no symptoms
Find out about workplace and community testing on the Reading Borough Council website.
Covid-19 vaccination: guide for older adults – in 17 languages, easy-read format, braille and British Sign Language
This leaflet explains about the Covid-19 vaccination, who is eligible and who needs to have the vaccine to protect them from coronavirus (Covid-19). Click here to download the leaflets.
- The government has added translations of the guide to the vaccine for older adults in English, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindu, Kurdish, Nepali, Punjabi, Polish, Romanian, Somali Spanish, Tagalog and Turkish. Translated copies are available to order and more languages will be available soon.
- There is a British Sign Language video version of the leaflet here.
- An easy-read version of this leaflet is available for people with a learning disability and their carers.
- You can also order copies of the leaflets by calling or 0300 123 1002 or via this website.
Easy read guides
- Easy read guides about coronavirus from Mencap, including vaccine FAQs, are available on their website here.
- Beyond Words coronavirus guides, including having a vaccine, are available on their website here.
Information about vaccines: For people with a learning disability and autistic people
NHS England and NHS Improvement have published this film about vaccinations for people with a learning disability and autistic people. This was produced following feedback from stakeholders that there was confusion about vaccines amongst people with a learning disability and/or autism.
A group of doctors, medical students and volunteers have created infographics to help summarise key points about Covid-19 in a variety of languages. Their series on Covid vaccines can be downloaded here.
Coronavirus vaccine explained and vaccine Q&A in five South Asian languages
British Asian doctors explain the importance of the vaccine and answer frequently asked questions in five South Asian languages – Sylheti, Gujarati, Tamil, Urdu and Punjabi – to make information more accessible to our minority ethnic communities.
- Coronavirus vaccines explained in five South Asian languages – click here to watch the videos.
- Coronavirus vaccine Q&A in five South Asian languages – click here to watch the videos.
Coronavirus vaccine explained in Nepalese
A Nepalese doctor talks about the importance of the vaccine in this video by Liverpool University Hospitals.
Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group
British Red Cross
- British Red Cross have produced a guide called How to have a difficult conversation about vaccines – develop skills and gain confidence to help you talk about Covid-19 vaccines with others who may be feeling hesitant.
- They also have a vaccine FAQs page here.