Rona Mackay MSP is set to meet with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde this week, seeking answers from the health board over the rollout of COVID-19 booster vaccinations and flu immunisations at Kirkintilloch Town Hall. The SNP MSP has been inundated with complaints from constituents who have been faced with hour long waits outside the town hall during inclement weather with some constituents being forced to abandon their appointment. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde had previously reported a “scheduling error” at the town hall had resulted in the lengthy queues.
Commenting, Ms Mackay said:
“I have been inundated with concerned constituents flagging their experiences when trying to receive both their booster vaccine and their flu jab. “On their behalf, I intend to raise these concerns at my regular catch up with the healthboard this week.
“Our NHS staff, vaccinators and town hall staff have been working hard to ensure the rollout of the vaccines can go as smooth as possible. It is clear, however, that issues remain ongoing at Kirkintilloch Town Hall and need to be urgently rectified. “Last week I had wrote to the healthboard to get some answers. This week I’ll be presenting these issues to them in person as we work together to ensure my constituents are best protected against COVID-19 and the flu this winter.