FOI Ref: FOI/2021/2834

You asked

Please supply how many people have died in the UK after 28 days of receiving any of the COVID-19 vaccines that have Emergency use authorisation granted by the MHRA since the trials and the roll out of the vaccines from the beginning of 2020 to 08/08/2021.

We said

​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. Therefore, we do not hold the requested data for the whole of the UK. Should you wish to obtain this data from NRS and NISRA, they can be contacted at and respectively.

However, for England and Wales, 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 4 deaths registered with the aligning ICD-10 codes for this (U12.9). The latest data available is for July 2021. This publication is due to be updated with August data in September 2021. Please note, due to the small numbers involved, we are unable to offer any further disaggregation of this data.

We are currently working on analysis on a number of aspects of the relationship between COVID-19 vaccination and mortality, including:

  • Information regarding deaths after 21 days of vaccination, from any cause.
  • Information regarding deaths involving or due to COVID-19 after receiving COVID-19 vaccination.

The provisional release date for these publications is 13 September 2021. Once publication dates are finalised, they will be announced on our Release Calendar.

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