Provost Fletcher urges residents to get vaccinated when they get their appointment
Published: 15 February 2021
East Renfrewshire Provost Jim Fletcher has rolled up his sleeve to get the Covid-19 vaccine.
The 66-year-old was delighted to get his appointment letter through the door, and is now encouraging all residents to take up the vaccine when they are invited.
Provost Fletcher, who attended for his vaccine on Friday 12 February, is hopeful that as the vaccine begins to roll out across the country it will allow people to start getting back towards more normality in their lives.
Provost Fletcher said: Getting the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from this horrible virus. All the vaccines being used have gone through all the required safety tests and I hope that this is the start of the green shoots of recovery for people. This past year has been so challenging for everyone, but as more and more people get the vaccine I'd hope we will be able to slowly see restrictions begin to ease. Once you've had the vaccine it's important that you still follow all the national guidelines included in the FACTS advice, as it will take time for the vaccine to become an effective barrier against the virus for the wider population.
If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine phone 0800 030 8013 (available 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).