Newton House Care Home in Newton Mearns sees first residents vaccinated
There were greetings of ‘Merry Christmas’ when Newton House welcomed nurses inside to start its vaccination programme.
Eric Dobson, aged 61, resident at Newton House Care Home in North Greenlaw Way, Newton Mearns was delighted to be among the first people to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 jab as part of a mass vaccination programme.
He said "It's a huge relief to finally be part of this amazing effort. I know there is still some time to wait, but it does mean the day is getting closer when I can hug my brothers once again."
Eric, who used to work at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, will receive his second jab of the same vaccine in three weeks time.
Thousands of vaccinations have already taken place across the UK, the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer Covid-19 jab, after regulators approved it for use at the beginning of December.
Newton House Care Home Manager Pauline Hunter said "we are delighted to be part of this programme because this vaccine will eventually allow people's lives to return to some kind of normality.
It is a major moment for our residents as well as our staff. We must thank the local authorities for working so hard in getting this vaccine to the most vulnerable.
Everyone, including the residents, staff and families have waited so patiently for this moment."
Our Newton Mearns care home provides nursing and dementia care, as well as short breaks for the older community within luxury surroundings. Find out more about Newton House, and our award-winning team here