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Covid 19 vaccine adverse effects

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Dear National Institute for Health Protection,

Please supply statistics for adverse health effects from the Covid 19 vaccines in the UK from 01/12/20 to 28/01/21

Yours faithfully,

Amanda Wheeler

FOI, National Institute for Health Protection

OFFICIAL
Dear Amanda Wheeler

We acknowledge receipt of your email and request for information, which will be treated as a request for information under statutory access legislation.

Please note that requests under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) will receive a response within 20 working days from the day following the date of receipt of your request.

If the request is for your personal data, your request has been handled as a data subject access request (SAR) under Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), then we will respond within one month of the receipt of the request.

Public Health England (PHE) is responsible for providing guidance and advice to government and front-line services for all aspects of public health. It is a designated Category 1 responder organisation under the Civil Contingency Act and this specifically includes the COVID-19 response, providing clinical expertise and wider public health advice and guidance across national and local government, the NHS and third sector. As such, you may experience delays when making statutory information access requests during the pandemic.

We will aim to address all requests promptly and within the required response timeframes. However when we are unable to meet the response timeframe we will keep requesters updated on a revised expected timescale for a response to their request. The Information Commissioner recognises this position in its recent guidance, see link: https://ico.org.uk/global/data-protectio...

Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[email address]
Tel: 020 8327 6920
www.gov.uk/phe Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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Dear FOI,

Please supply me with the information I have requested regarding Covid 19 vaccine adverse effects and please explain why you have been unable to provide this by the deadline for response, the 25th February 2021

Yours sincerely,

Amanda Wheeler

FOI, National Institute for Health Protection

OFFICIAL
Dear Amanda Wheeler

We acknowledge receipt of your email, which will be treated as a request for an internal review, following your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please note we aim to complete your internal review within 20 working days from the day following the date of receipt of your request. We will notify you if we anticipate the internal review taking longer than 20 working days.

FOI Team
Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[email address]
Tel: 020 8327 6920
www.gov.uk/phe Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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FOI, National Institute for Health Protection

OFFICIAL
Dear Amanda Wheeler,

Thank you for your email.

PHE can confirm the subject matter in question does not fall within PHE's remit. We, therefore, confirm PHE does not hold the information you have requested.

Under Section 16 of the FOI Act, public authorities have a duty to provide advice and assistance. Accordingly, you may wish to contact the Office of National Statistics (ONS), which is responsible for the registration of death certificates in England and Wales. You can access ONS mortality datasets at: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationa...

Additionally, you may wish to contact the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The MHRA regulate medicines and medical devices, and ensures that medicines and medical devices including vaccines, meet applicable standards of safety, quality and efficacy. The MHRA operate the Yellow Card scheme, which is the UK system for collecting and monitoring information on suspected safety concerns or incidents involving medicines and medical devices.
The MHRA publish weekly reports covering suspected adverse reactions to approved COVID-19 vaccines, this includes suspected deaths. You can access these weekly reports at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

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FOI, National Institute for Health Protection

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OFFICIAL
Dear Amanda Wheeler

Please find attached Public Health England's response to your request.

FOI Team
Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[email address]
Tel: 020 8327 6920
www.gov.uk/phe Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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