Every eligible elderly care home resident in Greater Glasgow has received their first coronavirus vaccination, NHS has confirmed. 

Over 6000 residents across 143 care homes within the health board region have received the jab so far. 

The numbers represent 90 per cent of all elderly care home residents in the city of Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, West Dunbartonshire and East Dunbartonshire with the exception of 10 per cent - who were unable to be vaccinated initially due to ill health. 

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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have confirmed the jab will be administered to those who have not yet received it once clinical circumstances have improved.

Jane Grant, the Chief Executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: “This is fantastic news. We all know the impact that COVID has had on our elderly communities and, while there is much still to do to beat this virus, the completion of the first round of vaccinations within our care homes for the elderly is something we can be rightly proud of.

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“I want to congratulate everyone who has been involved in rolling out the vaccine to care home residents across Greater Glasgow and Clyde. It has been an incredible effort from our teams across many areas, both clinical and non-clinical groups and I want to thank each and every one of them.

"I also want to pay tribute to teams within each Health and Social Care Partnership and all those working within care homes for the elderly in helping with the vaccination roll-out who are doing such a tremendous job.”