Please can you answer the following questions:
1. a) How many deaths in the UK are directly attributed or suspected of being attributed to a Covid 19 vaccine, since the beginning of the vaccination program? b) Which vaccines were used ?
2. a) How many deaths in UK Care Homes are directly attributed or suspected of being attributed to a Covid 19 vaccine, since the beginning of the vaccination program? b) Which vaccines were used?
3. a) How many adverse effects in the UK are directly attributed or suspected of being attributed to a Covid 19 vaccine , since the beginning of the vaccination program? b) Which vaccines were used?
Please can you break down the adverse effects into the following categories; a) Serious b) Moderate c) Mild
Thank you for your enquiry.
We are responsible for the provision of mortality statistics for England and Wales. National Records Scotland (NRS) and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) are responsible for statistics pertaining to Scotland and Northern Ireland. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com respectively.
Deaths directly attributed to the vaccine due to adverse reaction can be found in table 12 of our Monthly Mortality Analysis. There are currently 0 deaths registered with the aligning ICD codes for this. However, should this change, they will be updated in this table.
Deaths caused by COVID-19 after taking the vaccine
We are currently developing our analytical plans with an intention to publish detailed vaccination statistics soon. Once we have finalised these plans a publication date will be announced on our Release Calendar.
As such, the information you have requested is considered exempt under Section 22(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, whereby information is exempt from release if there is a view to publish the information in the future. Furthermore, as a central government department and producer of official statistics, we need to have the freedom to be able to determine our own publication timetables. This is to allow us to deal with the necessary preparation, administration and context of publications. It would be unreasonable to consider disclosure when to do so would undermine our functions.
This exemption is subject to a public interest test. We recognise the desirability of information being freely available and this is considered by ONS when publication schedules are set in accordance with the Code of Practice for Statistics. The need for timely data must be balanced against the practicalities of applying statistical skill and judgement to produce the high quality, assured data needed to inform decision-making. If this balance is incorrectly applied, then we run the risk of decisions being based on inaccurate data which is arguably not in the public interest. This will have an impact on public trust in official statistics in a time when accuracy of official statistics is more important to the public than ever before.
Adverse effects and brands of the vaccine
We are unable to provide figures for those who may have been harmed or suffered illness from a COVID-19 vaccination, or what brand is used as this is not recorded on the death certificate. NHS Digital may be better placed to answer your enquiry. They can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.