Work continued on the programme beyond this record but the Timeline highlights various videos and updates providing a snapshot into the initial rollout of this massive operation. Select the drop down boxes below to find out more.

Please note: Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are groups of GP practices working together in a local area – offer the vaccine in north Cumbria. The PCNs are working together to offer the vaccine from one local hub, so you might have to go to a different building.

8 December 2020
West Cumberland Hospital is one of the first sites in the UK to give the vaccine
From North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

15 December 2020
The first GP Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in north Cumbria start to give the vaccine

Carlisle – Carlisle Healthcare PCN (Primary Care Network)

Copeland – Copeland PCN (Primary Care Network)

21 - 23 December 2020
Further GP Practices in north Cumbria start to provide the vaccine including Castlegate and Derwent Surgery.

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Eden – Eden PCN (Primary Care Network)

Keswick and Solway PCN (Primary Care Network)

More Primary Care Networks in North Cumbria will 'go live' with their vaccination roll-out soon...

4 January 2021

The Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle (North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust) begin to deliver Covid Vaccinations.


6 January 2021

Workington was the next Primary Care Network to go live with the vaccine. 

7 January 2021

Brampton and Longtown Primary Care Network go live with the vaccine at local community centre in Brampton.

8 January 2021

Maryport begins their vaccination programme:

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& Carlisle Network PCN 

 ​​​​​6 February 2021

GP practices from Workington, supported by an army of volunteers from the Workington Community Emergency Response Group, held a huge COVID vaccination session at Workington Leisure Centre at the weekend to jab more than 1200 patients invited from the eligible cohorts

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15 Febraury 2021

Cumbrians in cohort 1-4 offered vaccine in line with national deadines.

4 March 2021

More than a third of north Cumbria’s eligible population have been now had a vaccination for covid.

109,956 vaccinations have been given at hospital hubs and through our GP teams working together in Primary Care Networks. Find out more here.

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8 March 2021

Two community pharmacy sites open for covid vaccination in Carlisle and Workington, which are available to book via the national booking system.

11 March 2021
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23 March 2021

Announcement made that a Large Vaccination Centre will open at Penrith Auction Mart on Thursday 25th March 2021 adding more capacity to help the NHS vaccinate people in our community. Also there are now three community pharmacy sites.
More information here.

25 March 2021

Large Vaccination Cente opens at Penrith Auction Mart.

More details and videos available in the next drop down box.


A Large Vaccination Centre opened at Penrith Auction Mart on Thursday 25th March 2021 adding more capacity to help the NHS vaccinate people in our community.

The Penrith Vaccination site is known as the:
Penrith Auction Mart Vaccination Centre Skirsgill Lane, Penrith CA11 0DN

People who receive invitations from the National Booking Service run by NHS England can attend Large Vaccination Centres. People receive a letter and are invited to book either on-line or by calling 119 free of charge between 7am and 11pm – only people invited to book can do so. It will show appointments at the Penrith Auction Mart and community pharmacy, but not for primary care.

Please note - centres only show on the National Booking Service when there are slots available, so if you can’t see the centre you are looking for it is advisable to try again later on. Slots are regularly added into the system.

Patient Walk Through Video

This is an option - you can still wait to be called by your local practice to have your vaccination closer to home. Practices are working through eligible cohorts and calling people when vaccine and appointments are available.

The Penrith Auction Mart Vaccination Centre is run by clinical staff, people who have been trained to become vaccinators, administrative staff and supported by a range of volunteers who make sure the service operates as smoothly and safely as possible.