FOI Ref: FOI/2022/3648

You asked

Please supply the number of people in England that have died within 28 days after taking a dose of any COVID-19 vaccine whether it be one, two or the booster as well.

We said

Thank you for your enquiry.

Unfortunately, we would be unable to provide you with deaths registered within 28 days of receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. To fulfil this request, we would need to undertake complex data linkage of mortality data and National Immunisation Management System data and use a high level of statistical skill and judgement in order to create a bespoke analysis or table. Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Public Authorities are not obligated to create information to respond to requests. We therefore consider this to be information not held.

Our latest analysis of Deaths involving COVID-19 by vaccination status, England looks at deaths from 2 January 2021 to 31 October 2021. We use 21 days after vaccination as this is when the vaccination is deemed effective.

Table 5 of this publication shows monthly age-standardised mortality rates by age-group and vaccination status for deaths involving COVID-19 from January to October 2021.

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 (PHDA) covers England only.

Please note this publication does not include deaths attributed to an adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Our next publication will include data for January 2021 to December 2021 and include booster jabs which will be published on 4 February 2022.  

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