All care home residents in East Renfrewshire have now received their Covid-19 vaccination, the council has announced.

And in a further boost for the area's older population, GPs will begin vaccinating the over 80s population this week.

Some staff at care homes are, however, still awaiting their jabs.

Nevertheless, the milestone will bring considerable comfort to older people and their loved ones, following a number of Covid-related deaths in the area's care homes since the pandemic began.

Announcing the news, East Renfrewshire Council said: "We're delighted to say that all residents in East Ren care homes have now received the Covid-19 vaccination - with a few follow ups and remaining staff jabs taking place."

They also urged those in the over 80s population awaiting the jab not call their GP, as surgeries will be in touch with residents.

The vaccination was first rolled out in December and initially was only open to care home staff and frontline workers.

Later in the month, Eric Dobson was among the area's first care home residents to get the free jab and said it was a "huge relief" to see the vaccine rolled out.

“I know there is still some time to wait but it does mean the day is getting closer when I can hug my two brothers once again," he added.