Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against Covid-19.
The Covid-19 vaccination programme is delivered by the NHS, and Wokingham Borough Council is supporting the programme in any practical way we can.
The vaccination programme currently offers 1st and 2nd doses for people aged 5 (on or before 31 August 2022) or over.
Children who turned 5 on or after 1 September 2022 can only get a 1st and 2nd dose of a COVID-19 vaccine if they are:
- Either at high risk due to a health condition or because of a weakened immune system
- Or living with someone who has a weakened immune system
You do not need to be registered with a GP or show your immigration status to get the vaccine.
If you can, bring your NHS number, and wear a face covering when you visit a vaccination centre.
After 12 February 2023, you will not be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose. Some people who are at increased risk may be offered a seasonal booster later this year. If you are eligible for this, the NHS will contact you when it’s your turn to get vaccinated.
Where to get the vaccine
Please visit the Wokingham Directoryand search “Covid-19 vaccination” for an up-to-date listing of local vaccination centres setup with the support of Wokingham Borough Council.
You can book in for a Covid-19 vaccine through the NHS website or by calling 119 – you can choose among the locations that offer a vaccine that is suitable for you. You can also use a walk-in vaccination centre where bookings are not required.
Beware of scams
We are aware that some people are receiving suspicious calls, phishing emails and text messages about Covid-19. The vaccine is only available through the NHS and it is free of charge - at no point will you be asked to pay.
The NHS will never:
- The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details
- The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking password
- The NHS will never arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine or testing
- The NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips
If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to email@example.com. Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726 which is free of charge.
If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting the Action Fraud website.
The Government has produced the following resources on Covid-19 vaccinations, and many are available in multiple languages:
More information is available on:
The NHS has produced the following videos:
Vaccination data at local and national level can be found on the Gov.uk website
If you have other questions, please email our Covid-19 vaccine support team on firstname.lastname@example.org