A GLASGOW GP is pushing for a greater role in the delivery of the Covid vaccine. 

Dr John Montgomery, lead clinician at the David Elder Medical Practice, is among those keen to avoid any of these errors being repeated following the botched roll out of the flu jab before Christmas.

The centralisation of that scheme faced a barrage of criticism with some elderly people facing long journeys on multiple buses across Glasgow to reach vaccination hubs. 

The Govan GP said:  “The uptake looks like its going to be excellent. The advantage with this vaccine is that people don’t have to wait around for 15 minutes after its done, like they do with the Pfizer vaccine, so patients can turn up for their appointment and be in and out in minutes.

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“There’s going to be a lot of expectation from the public that they’ll be going to their GP practice to be vaccinated, but as things stand that’s not the case.

“We’ve got no information yet on what will happen when we get to the 75 to 79-year-olds, for example.

A Scottish Government spokesman said: “We will of course be discussing with GPs and other the next phases of community vaccine roll out."