THE team leading the fight to vaccinate Inverclyde against Covid-19 have been praised for their work.

With all residents in the area's care homes now protected with the first jag, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chief Jane Grant paid tribute to the efforts of staff.

She also thanked Inverclyde's care home staff and social care teams for their support in reaching the goal.

Ms Grant added: “This is fantastic news.

"We all know the impact that coronavirus has had on our elderly communities and, while there is much still to do to beat this virus, the completion of the first round of vaccinations within our care homes for the elderly is something we can be rightly proud of.

“I want to congratulate everyone who has been involved in rolling out the vaccine to care home residents.

"It has been an incredible effort from our teams across many areas, both clinical and non-clinical groups, and I want to thank each and every one of them.

"I also want to pay tribute to teams within Inverclyde's Health and Social Care Partnership, and all those working within care homes for the elderly, in helping with the vaccination roll-out. They are doing such a tremendous job.”

The work to vaccinate all frontline NHS and social care staff in Inverclyde is continuing.