Coronavirus Scotland: Outbreak at Paisley care home just days after residents and staff got Covid vaccine

Pensioners at Hunterhill Care Home in Paisley have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last week.

The cases came as part a shock outbreak after OAPs and workers at the Blackford Road residence got their first dose of the lifesaving jag.

Residents at the care home were still vulnerable when catching the virus as the Pfizer vaccine – which they received on December 23 – does not provide immunity for at least a fortnight.

Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership, who run Hunterhill, identified the outbreak during routine testing.

But bosses have not confirmed how many people have tested positive for Covid-19, or when the first case was discovered.

Loved ones of residents who have caught the bug have been informed.

A spokesperson for Renfrewshire HSCP told the Paisley Daily Express: “Our staff are currently managing an outbreak of Covid-19 at Hunterhill Care Home, where positive cases have been recorded following testing of residents and staff.

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