Update on vaccinations
The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine is being delivered by the NHS Primary Care Networks (PCNs). We are not responsible for running the vaccination programme, though we are offering support in any practical way we can.
Each of the four Primary Care Networks across the Borough (in North, South and East Wokingham, and Earley+) have sites that are up, running and vaccinating people.
Vaccine data is now publicly available on a national level on the NHS website. We are unable to provide an update on local numbers as this data is owned by the NHS.
You can also find more information about Covid-19 vaccinations on the Berkshire Public Health website.
Who can get the Covid-19 vaccine?
The NHS is currently offering the Covid-19 vaccine to people most at risk. The full priority list is:
1. Residents in care homes for older adults and their carers
2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
3. All those 75 years of age and over
4. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
5. All those 65 years of age and over
6. Adults aged 16 to 65 years with serious underlying health conditions (see the Gov.uk website for the full conditions list)
7. All those 60 years of age and over
8. All those 55 years of age and over
9. All those 50 years of age and over
10. Rest of the population (to be determined)
More information is available on the NHS website.
How you can help
Throughout the rollout of the vaccine, we all have an important part to play to help:
- Don’t contact the NHS for a vaccine, the NHS will contact you. If you are over 70 and have not been invited for your vaccine, you can book to get vaccinated through the NHS website, or by calling 119
- When the NHS do contact you, please attend your booked appointments
- Continue to follow all the guidance to control the spread of the virus and save lives
Vaccinations for health and social care workers
Care home residents and their carers are in the initial priority list. It is very important that they receive this vaccine as soon as possible.
We are keen to help our health and social care workforce understand more about the vaccine, and why it’s so important to get vaccinated. Read our helpful Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions (PDF document) for useful information.
We are aware that some people are receiving suspicious calls, phishing emails and text messages offering the Covid-19 vaccination. 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 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
- 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.