Travel Vaccinations

If you require any vaccinations or advice relating to foreign travel please contact Boots in Angel Square, Penrith Tel: 01768 862735 who offer a Travel Clinic.  You will need to discuss which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting in order to determine what vaccinations are required.

It is important to make this initial contact as early as possible – at least 6 weeks before you travel – as a series of appointments may be required to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines often have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment usually needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

Surgery Information

Do not book a GP appointment if you think you might have coronavirus. Instead stay at home and self-isolate avoiding close contact with other members of your household.

Use the 111 coronavirus service to see if you need medical help.
If you do speak to one of our Doctors you must inform them of all symptoms you are experiencing.

PATIENTS GIVEN APPOINTMENTS AT OUR RED HUB IN PENRITH:

During the current COVID-19 outbreak, patients experiencing certain symptoms (breathing issues and / or fever) and who have been telephone assessed by a GP to need a face-to-face examination will be called to our local ‘Red Hub’.

Click here www.northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk/redhubs to find out more about where to go, what it will look and feel like and what to do when you arrive.
There is also a short film and animation to explain why it looks different for children.

Further information available here