FOI Ref: FOI/2022/3967
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Deaths due to the COVID-19 vaccination
Deaths due to COVID-19 by vaccination status
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Deaths involving the COVID-19 vaccination
Our data is derived from the death certificate, using information received at the point of death registration. For the vaccine to be mentioned on the death certificate the medical professional certifying the death must have believed, to the best of their knowledge, that the vaccine was part of the events that led to the death.
Deaths reported as due to or involving the COVID-19 vaccination are recorded using ICD-10 code U12.9.
We report deaths attributed to adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccination monthly within our Monthly Mortality Analysis. The latest data available is January 2022.
There are currently 24 deaths registered in England and Wales with the aligning ICD codes for this, 18 of these deaths have ICD-10 U12.9 as the underlying cause.
Please note that these are deaths across all age groups since the rollout of the vaccination in December 2020 and there are no deaths registered under the age of 30.
This data will be updated for February 2022 on 24 March 2022.
More information regarding the difference in ONS data to Yellow Card scheme data can be found in this blog. How many people have died as a result of a COVID-19 vaccine? | National Statistical (ons.gov.uk)
COVID-19 deaths by vaccination status
We hold the following analysis: Deaths by vaccination status, England January 2021 to January 2022.
We use 21 days after vaccination as this is when the vaccine is deemed to be effective. Please note, this publication does not provide analysis of deaths directly attributed to the COVID-19 vaccination.
Table 8 provides an overview of COVID-19 and all cause deaths by vaccination status.
This includes the following vaccine status.
vaccinated with 1 dose only, less than 21 days after vaccination
vaccinated with 1 dose only, at least 21 days after vaccination
vaccinated with 2 doses, less than 21 days after second vaccination
vaccinated with 2 doses, at least 21 days after second vaccination
vaccinated with 3 doses, less than 21 days after third or booster vaccination
vaccinated with 3 doses, at least 21 days after third or booster vaccination
The data are for England only, as vaccinations data for Wales is not yet available to be linked to the mortality dataset and the Public Health Data Asset covers England only. Therefore, data for Wales is information not held.
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