COVID-19 Latest 1st and 2nd Vaccines and Booster Information

Take a look at what you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccination and booster programme, including who can get them, how, and where.
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Who Can Get 1st and 2nd Vaccines and Booster

Everyone aged 12 and over can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Everyone over the age of 16 can get a booster vaccine. Children aged 12-15 may also get a booster if they are at high risk of getting seriously ill with covid or they live with someone who has a weakened immune system.

Some children aged 5-11 may get 2 weaker doses of vaccination if there immune systems don’t work as well and those who live with someone who is immune system doesn't work well. More information here. 

Please do not contact your GP practice about your vaccination.

Getting vaccinated is even more important than ever to help increase our defences against all variants of COVID. It will help protect you and those around you. 

Further detail see Who can get the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS (

There s is a significant acceleration to the vaccination programme and the NHS will be working with all their providers to increase the capacity through all vaccination routes: mass sites, GP surgery sites and community pharmacy. The NHS are also looking to put more sites on the booking service

How Do I Book My Vaccine Or Booster

People, when eligible,  can get their vaccine or booster by booking online through the National Booking Service or by calling 119.

Some people will be contacted by their GP surgery when it is their turn.

There are also 'walk in' vaccination sites. There is a site in Wokingham at the town centre Library opening times and more detail here.

There are also mass vaccination sites. Thoe closest sites to Wokingham are in Reading at the Broad Street Mall in Reading Town Centre. There is also one in Bracknell at the Waitrose Sports Hall, RG12 8FB.  However there are age restrictions for 'walk in' and the availability of vaccine can change. Before you go to the Broad Street Mall vaccination centre or Bracknell centre it is best to check any restrictions or vaccine availability in the links above. 

A full list of all places offering walk in vaccination and booster can be found at Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID19) vaccination site - NHS  

What if I missed my vaccine appointment due to covid ?

If people have missed a vaccination appointment because they have tested positive for COVID over the festive season or recently they can re-book their appointment for 28 days after they tested positive or from when their symptoms first started. This is different for young people; children between 12-15 years old who have tested positive for COVID and are not at high risk from COVID need to wait 12 weeks before they can have a 1st or 2nd dose COVID vaccine. The 12 weeks starts from the date of their positive PCR test.


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