By Lucy Ashton
A couple who have been married for almost 70 years have been reunited after they both received their COVID vaccinations and Care Homes opened up to visitors again.
Back in January we brought you the story of Bill Campbell who was hoping that his vaccination would allow him to be reunited with his wife Agnes, who lives in a care home. She received her vaccine two weeks before.
Bill, 92, was in the first batch of over 80s who were invited to GP sessions in Dumbarton and Alexandria on 13 January.
Bill said: “I got to see Agnes the other day – it was perfect. After I went through the LFT test I was able to see her.
“When we entered the room Agnes first of all looked up, rather disinterested to see who was coming in and then she saw me and her whole face light up and she gave me a big hug calling out my name.
“It was a wonderful moment which will live with me for ever.
“I feel so lucky to have had this vaccine that doctors and scientists all over the world have been working on. It’s a miracle and it’s brought me back my lovely Agnes.”
Beth Culshaw, chief officer of West Dunbartonshire HSCP, pictured right, said: “I am so delighted that Bill and Agnes have been able to meet up after so long.
“Our vaccination programme has gone really well and has brought hope to so many.
“We have been really encouraged by the high pick up rate, with the vast majority of people who are called coming along for their jab.
“My thanks go to our hard working vaccinations teams who have made this the success it is.”