Covid-19 Vaccine - Mobile Health On The Move Van In Wokingham

A specially adapted vaccination van takes to the roads in Berkshire West week beginning 28th June as part of a drive to increase uptake of the Covid jab.
white van with logo on the side saying health on the move

Healthcare professionals and wellbeing teams will be on board the ‘Health on the Move’ van ready to answer Covid questions and offer people the vaccination.

Anyone is welcome to visit the van, they don’t need to be registered with a GP, although the health teams will be happy to help them sort that so in future they have access to a range of healthcare professionals at a local surgery.

Details of where the van will be visiting will be published over the next few days and local people are being asked to keep an eye on social media and website updates so they know when it’ll be in their area. It’s hoped that by bringing the van closer to communities, more people will be encouraged to have the jab which is the best way of protecting everyone from the virus, especially the Delta variant that is now on the rise in this area.

Katie Summers, Director of Partnerships for the CCG who is leading the vaccination roll out in Berkshire West, said: “We know that for some people it’s not easy to get to a vaccination centre which is why we’re bringing the van closer to you. And we know some people still have concerns about the safety of the vaccine so we’ve got local, trusted medical professionals on hand to help, answer questions and deal with any concerns that are making people feel anxious.

“We’re working in partnership with local authorities, our voluntary and community sector and faith leaders to build vaccine confidence and  focus on ensuring everyone is protected and no one gets left behind in the vaccine roll  out,” she added.

The van’s visits are being co-ordinated by Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in partnership with local authority teams from Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire. The mobile van has a schedule covering West Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. In the West Berkshire area the van will have scheduled visits to Wokingham, Reading and Newbury. It will be in Berkshire West for seven days next week and then back for a fortnight on 12 July.

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