GLASGOW'S health board has urged patients to continue with their flu jab appointments during lockdown.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde maintains it's "on track" to vaccinate the city's most vulnerable by it's target date of November 30.

As previously reported, the Glasgow Times launched its campaign to Give Our OAPs a Shot and speed up the failed vaccination rollout last month.

A total of 124,265 people in the over 65 age group has already been vaccinated as of November 15.

However, medics have warned elderly people to continue turning up for their scheduled appointments while Glasgow and the surrounding areas are under level four coronavirus restrictions.

A spokeswoman said: "We are on track to deliver flu vaccinations to all those aged over 65 who would like to receive their vaccine by the end of November.

"Letters have been sent to everyone in the 65+ year old age group and the team is working hard to ensure that everyone who wishes to receive their vaccination is supported to do so in advance of the start of the flu season in December.

"While the majority of the health board area will, from today, be in level four Covid-19 restrictions, our vaccination centres remain open and we encourage people to please continue to attend your appointment at this time.

"Travel to and from vaccination centres is considered an essential reason to travel.

"We understand the concerns that have been raised by members of the public, including through the Glasgow Times campaign.

"We are very sorry for any distress that has been caused. Lessons have been learned and will be applied to future vaccination programmes, including a Covid-19 vaccine and next year’s flu programme."