Care home vaccination programme complete
The HSCP has successfully administered the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to all care home residents in the authority.
The HSCP had delivered the second stage of the vaccine in less than two weeks and are one of the first to reach this landmark in the fight against Covid-19.
Care home staff have also been receiving their second dose of the vaccine.
Deirdre McCormick, Chief Nurse at East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership said: "We are very pleased that we have reached this important milestone in East Renfrewshire. Protecting our most vulnerable residents is of the highest priority and I am delighted we have been able to administer the second dose at such pace. The team will now being carrying out any mop up work in care homes - capturing anyone who has been unwell or is a new resident - over the next few weeks.
"I must thank all the staff involved in the care home programme, from our admin teams to our nurses, as every single person has gone above and beyond and worked long and outside normal hours to help us achieve this - they are all a real credit to the HSCP."
The HSCP Community Nursing team is continuing to vaccinate residents who are housebound and are making their way through the cohorts as instructed by NHSGGC. Residents in East Renfrewshire who are clinically vulnerable or unpaid/family carers will start to receive their invitations to attend a mass vaccination centre, with appointments coming directly via post. This priority group is large, so we ask residents who fall into this group and are yet to receive their appointment to please be patient as you will be contacted in due course.
Please remember that even if you have received your first or second dose of the vaccine that this is just one tool in our fight against Covid-19 and residents can help keep East Renfrewshire safe by adhering to lockdown restrictions and by remembering
- Face coverings in enclosed spaces,
- Avoid crowded places,
- Clean your hands regularly,
- Two metre distancing
- Self-isolate and book a test if you have symptoms.