We have come a long way in the fight against Covid-19. While we are all moving into a new phase of ‘Living with Covid’, it is important that we don’t lose sight of what protects us from the virus. The Covid-19 vaccine is strongly recommended as it reduces transmission and makes any illness much less serious.
While the vaccination rate is good in the borough, there are still many people who are yet to take up the offer.
One of the main barriers has been the lack of a dedicated local vaccine centre, however, after many months of Wokingham Borough Council lobbying the NHS, a new walk-in vaccine centre has opened at Wokingham Library on Fridays (2pm to 7pm) and Saturdays and Sundays (11am to 4.45pm).
First, second, and booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine are available on site to all eligible people over the age of 12.
There are a lot of myths about the Covid-19 vaccine and that some residents will still have questions or be unsure about their decision to take up the offer. To reassure people that it is safe, and provide clear and accurate information, Wokingham Borough Council has put together a new resource pack, which provides useful information and addresses some common concerns about the vaccine. You can download the document here.