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Coronavirus vaccination van for over 18s in West Berkshire

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A COVID-19 vaccination van has been doing the rounds in West Berkshire, with more stops planned this month.

The mobile clinic is touring the district to encourage vaccine take-up in over 18s and offering doses to people who may have been unable to get to a vaccination centre.

The mobile clinic was at the Two Saints hostel in Newtown Road on Monday and visited Lambourn on Tuesday.

An NHS 'Health on the Move' van (48551936)
An NHS 'Health on the Move' van (48551936)

It is expected to stop at the central family hub in Park Lane, Thatcham on Monday, July 12, and at Newbury College the following day.

To book for Thatcham contact 01635 865318 or email emma.halford-meakin1@westberks.gov.uk and visit https://newbury-college.ac.uk/vax/

To be eligible for a vaccination you don’t have to be registered with a GP, but you must be aged 18 or over, not have already had a Covid-19 vaccination, or booked for one at another centre.

The van’s visits are being co-ordinated by the Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in partnership with local authority teams from Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire.

The visits follow the number of confirmed cases of the Delta variant in West Berkshire reaching 99 as of Tuesday.

The Burghfield Community Sports Association community testing site also closed on Tuesday, leaving Thatcham Memorial Hall as the last fixed testing site in the district.

The Hungerford and Newbury mobile testing sites are reducing their operational days from today (Thursday, July 1).

An Asymptomatic Testing Site (ATS) van offering lateral flow device testing and community collect to residents aged 16 and over not showing Covid-19 symptoms will be at Newbury Library car park on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays between 9.30am and 4pm.

The van will also cover Hungerford Library, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.30am-4.30pm, providing lateral flow testing and community collect.

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