You asked

FOI Ref: FOI/2021/2583

How many deaths are due to taking the COVID-19 vaccine?

We said

Thank you for your enquiry.

You can find the number of deaths involving adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccination in Table 12 of our Monthly Mortality Analysis dataset. There are currently 3 deaths registered with the aligning ICD-10 codes for this (U12.9). The latest data available is May 2021. This publication is due to be updated with data for June on 23 July 2021.

You may also be interested to know that we are currently working on analysis on all aspects of the relationship between COVID-19 vaccination and mortality, including:

  • Information regarding deaths after 28 days of vaccination from any cause.
  • Information regarding deaths involving or due to COVID-19 after receiving COVID-19 vaccination.

This requires complex analysis linking vaccination records to death registrations. The provisional release date for these publications is August 2021.  Once publication dates are finalised, they will be announced on our Release Calendar. You may also find the figures for the period December 2020 to June 2021, published by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) useful. They can be accessed here.