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Covid-19 vaccinations

Covid-19 vaccinations

Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against Covid-19.

Eligibility

The Covid-19 vaccination programme offers:

o   First and second doses for people aged 5 and over

o   Boosters for people aged 16 years old and over

o   Third doses (as part of their primary course) and boosters for people with a weakened immune system aged 12 years old and over

o   A seasonal booster (autumn booster) for people aged 50 years and older, residents in care homes for older people, those aged 5 years and over in a clinical risk group, and health and social care staff

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. Alternatively, you can also use a walk-in vaccination centre where bookings are not required.

You do not need to be registered with a GP or show your immigration status to get the vaccine.

The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine is being delivered by the NHS. We are not responsible for running the vaccination programme, though we are offering support in any practical way we can.

The vaccination programme will be changing from February 2023, moving towards a more targeted offer in the year. We will continue to provide the latest information to local residents through this webpage and our social media channels.

Vaccination sites in Wokingham Borough

The Covid-19 vaccine is available at various locations in Wokingham Borough.  Please note the vaccine offered at different sites, which may be one of the following:

o   Primary course vaccine: For people aged 12 or above who need their first or second doses

o  Adult booster vaccine: For adults who need an autumn booster (including health and social care workers), or anybody aged 16 and above who have only completed their primary course

o  Children’s vaccine: For children aged 5 to 11

We recommend booking an appointment in advance on the NHS website or by calling 119. There is some capacity for walk-ins, so you can also simply turn up on the day and get vaccinated.  If you can, bring your NHS number, and wear a face covering.

Date and time

Location and access

Vaccine offered

10:00am to 4:45pm, Friday 20 January 2023

Shuters Café in the basement of Wokingham Borough Council’s Shute End offices (access via Biscoe Way, postcode: RG40 1BN).

Adult booster

10:00am to 4:45pm, Friday 3 February 2023

Shuters Café in the basement of Wokingham Borough Council’s Shute End offices (access via Biscoe Way, postcode: RG40 1BN).

Adult booster

10:00am to 4:45pm, Friday 17 February 2023

Shuters Café in the basement of Wokingham Borough Council’s Shute End offices (access via Biscoe Way, postcode: RG40 1BN).

Children’s vaccine (for people aged 5 to 11)

 The Covid-19 vaccination programme will be changing from February 2023. We will continue to support our NHS partners in offering vaccines locally, according to the prevailing guidance and national vaccination programme.

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.

o   The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details  

o   The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking password

o   The NHS will never arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine or testing

o   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 report@phishing.gov.uk . 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 

Useful links

Many of these resources are available in multiple languages:

o   Read the  Covid-19 vaccination guide for adults on the Gov.uk website   

o   Read about  what to expect after the Covid-19 vaccination on the Gov.uk website     

o   Read a guide to the  Covid-19 vaccination for women of childbearing age, currently pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding on the Gov.uk website

o   Read the  Covid-19 vaccination resources for children aged 5 to 11 years on the Gov.uk website

o   Read the  Covid-19 vaccinations resources for young people aged 12 to 17 years on the Gov.uk website

o   Read the Covid-19 vaccinations resources for schools and parents on the Gov.uk website

o   Read the  guidance about the Covid-19 vaccination autumn booster on the Gov.uk website

o   Read the guidance about the Covid-19 vaccination spring booster on the Gov.uk website

o   Read the  Covid-19 vaccination Easy Read leaflets on the Gov.uk website

o   Read the NHS website for advice about Covid-19, including symptoms, testing, vaccination and staying at home

o   Read the  Covid-19 vaccination page on the Berkshire Public Health website
    

Videos

o   Watch NHS videos about  Covid-19 and getting vaccinated

o   Watch animations produced by NHS that  tackle disinformation about Covid-19 vaccines

o   Watch the NHS video on  Information about vaccines: For people with a learning disability and autistic people     

Data

o   Vaccination data at local and national level can be found on the  Gov.uk website

Questions

If you have other questions, please email our Covid-19 vaccine support team on covid.info@wokingham.gov.uk  


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