Milngavie GP praises volunteers as Covid vaccinations now in full swing

A Milngavie GP has praised the dedication of volunteers and the turnout of senior citizens as vaccinations stepped up at Milngavie Town Hall.

Maureen and Douglas Grossart get theCovid jag

In total, six GP surgeries came together in Milngavie on Saturday, January 30 to give the Covid jag to the over 80s.

While across East Dunbartonshire, teams from 15 surgeries were able to vaccinate 1,400 people on the same day alone.

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One of those was local GP, Dr Paul Treon of Kersland House Surgery in Milngavie .

He said: “It was a really exciting day for me and all the teams involved. It was encouraging to see such a good turnout of our elderly patients, who braved the chilly day to get their vaccination.

“Staff at GP surgeries across GGC are working hard to arrange and deliver vaccinations as quickly as vaccine becomes available.

“There was a real sense of seeing light at the end of the tunnel having been through what we have all suffered over the last year.

" Now we feel as though we are reaching a point where there’s a future we can look forward to when we can see our elderly relatives, friends and family again.

“My thanks go to everyone involved in making Saturday such a success, including East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action volunteers, Community Health and Social Care staff and employees of East Dunbartonshire Council and East Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust.”

Joint Leader of East Dunbartonshire Council Vaughan Moody added: “There was a phenomenal effort from teams across the Council and EDLC Trust, working closely with NHS and army colleagues to get our vaccination centres up and running in a challenging timescale.

"It is great to hear the positive comments about the efficiency of attending for vaccination and I hope that encourages all those invited to come and get their vaccination as protection from Covid-19.”

Co-Leader Andrew Polson said: ”We need everyone who is eligible and who has received their invitation to make sure they come along.

"Those aged 70-74 are currently being invited by NHS letter to the mass vaccination centres.

"In tandem to this, GP surgeries are vaccinating those over 75 and those who are vulnerable or who have been shielding.”