Covid 19 - Local Mass Vaccination Site Moves To Reading Town Centre

The local mass vaccination site that was located at Madejski football stadium has now moved to Reading town centre
woman receiving vaccine in arm

Covid-19 vaccinations will switch from the Madejski Stadium to Unit 49-50 at the Broad Street Mall in Reading.

The last vaccinations at the Madejski will be on July 23 and operations will resume at the new venue at the end of the month.

The move has been organised by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust to secure a longer term and accessible venue for vaccinations for the Berkshire West population, in anticipation of a return to larger match attendances at the home of Reading FC.

Vaccinations do not take place at the Madejski on match days, limiting appointment availability.

At the new Broad Street Mall venue, appointments will be available seven days a week, from 8.30am to 7.30pm.

Getting your vital 2nd dose
People who have already received their first vaccine are strongly encouraged to have a second dose to maximise protection again the virus, particularly the Delta variant.

Both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines are highly effective against the Delta variant after two doses, a study from Public Health England has found.

Who can get a Covid vaccination?
Vaccinations are open to all adults over 18. People can book COVID-19 vaccination appointments online or by calling 119. You will be shown the nearest available appointment to you, which could be a vaccination centre or a pharmacy. Pop up clinics are also being planned.

Which vaccine will I have?
You will only be offered a specific vaccine if you're either:

  • pregnant
  • aged under 40 and do not have a health condition that increases your risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19

If this applies to you, you'll only be shown appointments for the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine when you book. 

Madejski success
To date more than 166,000 first and second doses have been given at the Madejski Stadium.

Royals fan Michael Hinton, 69, was the first person to receive a vaccination there on February 22.  Two months ago, the venue was selected to be one of the first in England to administer the Moderna vaccine.

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