Penrith Auction Mart vaccination site to relocate at the start of the year

The Penrith Covid Vaccination Center, currently located in the PFK Auction Mart, will move to a new site at the Newton Rigg Sports Hall Campus in the new year.

The vaccination team currently located at the Auction Mart site will move on January 1, 2022 and vaccinations will continue at the new Newton Rigg site from January 2, 2022.

People who have already made an appointment will receive a notification email informing them of the new location and change of location for their vaccination appointments.

The Newton Rigg site is close to the old site and offers sufficient parking.

Helena Gregory, Pharmacy and Medicines Manager for the NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We warmly thank PFK for allowing us to use their Auction Mart site during 2021.

“At one point in the vaccination program it was used as a large vaccination site and was an integral part of vaccinating many people in northern Cumbria.

“As we head into 2022, we are very grateful to the Newton Rigg Campus Sports Hall team where our vaccination site will be hosted in the future,” continued Ms. Gregory.

“It has been really encouraging over the year to see the support for the program and the enthusiasm from the community for getting the covid vaccine.