HEALTH chiefs have apologised for their handling of the area’s flu vaccine programme after they were criticised for prioritising young people ahead of the elderly.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has been under fire after it emerged it was using an IT system for appointments which prioritises younger patients first.
The health board has now apologised after concerns were raised by worried pensioners who have not had the free jab.
Jane Grant, NHSGGC chief executive, said: “I would like to sincerely apologise to all those people who have experienced issues with their flu vaccination appointments.
“We are very sorry for any distress and anxiety this has caused, especially among the more vulnerable members of our local communities.
“There have been a number of challenges with the delivery of the flu vaccination programme and we have taken action to ensure this situation never happens again.
“We would like to offer reassurance to those in the…