Dear Public Health England,

How many people in England have died after they have received a Covid vaccine?

For those that have died following the Covid vaccine, what are the age groups and reasons for death?

Yours faithfully,

Helen Jennings

FOI, Public Health England

Dear Helen Jennings,

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

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Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
Tel: 020 8327 6920 Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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FOI, Public Health England



Dear Helen Jennings,


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


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:


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.


Yours sincerely,


FOI Team

Public Accountability Unit

Public Health England

[2][Public Health England request email]

Tel: 020 8327 6920 

[3]   Follow us on Twitter @PHE_uk





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