COVID-19 Boosters – Updated 13/12/2021

Everyone over 18 can book a COVID booster appointment 3 months after their second vaccine. Getting a booster is the best way to protect yourself from the Omicron variant – boosters are around 70-80% effective against Omicron.

We, along with our partner organisations are increasing the number of COVID vaccinations available via the National Booking System. Please book your COVID booster or initial COVID vaccines by following this link – Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS ( or call 119. Please keep checking as new appointments are being added regularly. Please do not contact the surgery to book your booster.

Covid-19 Boosters – Immunosuppressed patients

People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and may not build the same level of immunity to 2-dose vaccine series compared to people who are not immunocompromised. They are therefore eligible for a 3rd dose included in their initial course of vaccinations and will additionally get a booster 6 months later.

Those patients who are immunosuppressed will receive an invitation to book their 3rd dose directly from the Kendal Primary Care Network or NHS England and cannot be booked through the NHS national booking system. Please book through the link your were sent or call the Practice on 01539 718 080.

If you have any queries or feel you should be in this category, please call the Practice on 01539 718 080.

NHS COVID Letter Pass – Proof of Vaccination

We are unable to provide you with this letter so please do not contact the surgery. You can request your letter by calling 119 or visit NHS COVID Pass – NHS (

Please only request a letter if you have been fully vaccinated by the NHS in England. You must not request the letter until 2 weeks after your 2nd dose. Please allow 5 working days for your letter to arrive.

Alternatively, you can access this digitally via the NHS App.

Covid–19 Vaccine

Patients who are eligible to receive a Covid-19 Vaccination will be invited to book an appointment.

It is really important that you make arrangements to have the vaccine once invited so that together we can return to some state of normal.

Please visit the Kendal Primary Care Network Website for all the latest information about the Covid-19 Vaccination in Kendal:

COVID-19 Vaccines received outside of England

If you have received any of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations outside of England, please visit the following link to book an appointment. This is so you can show evidence of the vaccinations and the NHS can securely update your vaccination record. The James Cochrane Practice cannot update the records for you and will not be able to add these to your medical record.

Tell the NHS about coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you’ve had abroad – NHS (

Keep Informed

Keep yourself up to date with developments via:

Go Online

  • Patient Access – Manage your medication requests (Prescriptions), medical information including results, and any documents including Fit Notes, from your medical record. Find out more here, contact us to register.
  • NHS App – Order your prescriptions, view your medical record, test results and more. Find out more here.

Face Coverings

We are asking ALL patients visiting our premises to wear a face covering when they are in the building. This is still in line with government guidance. Please ensure you bring a face covering with you to all appointments at either surgery.

This excludes anyone:

  • Under 8 years of age
  • Current breathing –  difficulties
  • Claustrophobia
  • Patients with learning disabilities who cannot tolerate a face covering
  • Children with developmental problems who cannot tolerate a face covering