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Surge vaccination centres in Reading

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All University of Reading staff and students aged 18-24, including international students, can now get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination at one of the following locations:

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU

(Near The Oracle)

Bulmershe Leisure Centre (Woodlands Avenue, Woodley, RG5 3EU)

(Around 40 minutes’ walk from Whiteknights campus and on the 13 and 19c Reading Bus routes)

If you are currently living in Reading, we strongly encourage you to visit one of these centres if you have not yet been vaccinated. 

The centres are open 7 days a week from 09:30 to 20:30 until 27 June.

You do not need to book an appointment but must take your Campus Card as proof you are a current University of Reading member of staff. If you know your NHS number, please also bring this along -  you can use the ‘Find your NHS number’ function on the NHS website, or download the ‘NHS Number’ app in your mobile app store. International students not registered with a GP can still attend.

·       If you are living away from Reading:

Everyone living in England over the age of 18 can now book a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on the NHS website. If you are not currently living in Reading, we recommend you book a centre close to you on this site.

·       If you are currently self-isolating:

If you are self-isolating due to having symptoms, testing positive, or being identified as a close contact, you must not break your self-isolation to visit one of the vaccination centres. Likewise, if you are in quarantine having travelled overseas, you must complete your full period of self-isolation before visiting a vaccination centre.

·       If you have already had your first vaccine dose:

You will need to book your second dose through the NHS website. This ‘surge vaccination’ programme is for first doses of the vaccine only.

·       If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 28 days:

If you have had a positive COVID-19 test, you should wait 28 days from the date you had the test before you get vaccinated.

If you have any questions, contact the COVID-19 Hotline at

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