Over-70s who have not yet had a COVID-19 vaccination living in north Cumbria are asked to wait a few days before contacting the NHS.
While nationally and in South Cumbria, people are being urged to get in touch immediately, the North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group said it wanted over-70s to wait until February 15.
It said: “Our primary care teams are working very hard to reach all of those in the eligible cohorts.
“It would help our GPs if people over the age of 70 who don’t yet have an appointment wait to call their practice until after February 15.
“This is the date our teams are working towards to offer the first vaccination to their patients.
“If you are over 70 and have had a letter from the national booking service and can travel to Kendal, Ulverston, Lancaster or the North East, you may want to follow the guidance to make a booking.
“We are asking our over-70s to support their GP practice by waiting until the 15th to be contacted before calling their practices.
“Patients calling for medical advice and treatment need to be able to get through and by waiting a few days you are helping them to get the help they need.”