THOUSANDS of frontline health staff have now received their first Covid-19 jag at Glasgow's newest hospital.

More than 37,000 doses have been dished out at the NHS Louisa Jordan since a mass vaccination campaign was launched. 

The hospital was opened on Saturday and Sunday with medics administering around one jag of the vaccine every ten minutes. 

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Director of Public Health at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHS GGC), Dr Linda de Caestecker, said: “Our vaccination teams including support staff and pharmacy staff have been doing a tremendous job, ensuring that our front line health care staff are vaccinated swiftly and safely.

"NHS Louisa Jordan is providing a vital resource to the Covid vaccination programme, enabling NHSGGC teams to administer the vaccine to more than 37,000 of our staff so far.

"I would like to thank our staff who have already rolled up their sleeve to receive their Covid vaccination and to the many more who are scheduled to do so in the coming weeks.”

The progress comes amid some criticism of the jag rollout, but First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has repeatedly defended the country's progress. 

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Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said: “I want to thank all those who are supporting the roll-out of the biggest vaccination programme ever undertaken in Scotland." 

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Chief executive of the NHS Louisa Jordan, Jill Young, said: “As a national resource for the NHS in Scotland, we are proud to be playing our part in keeping our key health and social care staff safe to care for patients.

"The numbers of vaccinations carried out at NHS Louisa Jordan is a testament to the exceptional collaborative working between ourselves and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde." 

As well as the NHS Louisa Jordan, there will be mass vaccination hubs in: Barmulloch Community Centre; Glasgow Club Donald Dewar, Drumchapel; Glasgow Club, Castlemilk; and Glasgow Club, Easterhouse.