A Reading pharmacy is now offering Covid vaccines, as the vaccination of the town continues to progress swiftly.

Triangle Pharmacy, in Tilehurst, is the first chemist in the town to offer the Covid-19 vaccines.

Approved pharmacies can offer vaccines to people in priority groups who have made appointments via the NHS national booking system.

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They are separate from the vaccine hubs run by primary care networks (PCNs –  groups of GP surgeries), which invite their own patients for a jab when it is their turn.

Reading has five PCN-run sites, as well as the new pharmacy venue.

These are the locations:

  • University Medical Practice, Northcourt Avenue
  • Circuit Lane Surgery, Circuit Lane
  • Tilehurst Village Surgery, Westwood Road
  • The Garden Hall, South Street
  • Emmer Green Surgery, St Barnabas Road

Triangle Pharmacy is still open for other business as usual, with a one-way system in place through the shop.

Vaccines are also being administered at Royal Berkshire Hospital and Wokingham Hospital.

You should not contact any site to book a Covid-19 vaccination.

You will be contacted or, if you are over 70 and have not yet received your first dose, you can contact the NHS by visiting this link or calling 119 free of change between 7am and 11pm.

But David Munday, Reading Borough Council’s (RBC) public health consultant, said the town is likely to have to wait until the end of February or early March for a mass vaccination hub.

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The nearest mass vaccination centres to Reading are in Newbury and Slough.

How many people have been vaccinated in Reading?

The most localised stats for vaccinations are at an Integrated Care System level, which means we can only see how many people have been vaccinated across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West, the latter including Reading.

Across this large area, this is how many people have been vaccinated as of February 11:

PICTURED: Vaccines per age group in the wider Berkshire West, Bucks and Oxfordshire area

PICTURED: Vaccines per age group in the wider Berkshire West, Bucks and Oxfordshire area

These statistics will be updated again on February 18.