Dear Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland,

Please provide total number of 'deaths for any reason within 28 days of a Covid-19 vaccination' in Northern Ireland. If possible, please show this information for hospital, care home and at home deaths. I do not require proof the deaths were related to the vaccine or any other cause, I simply require total numbers of those who are now deceased within 28 days of vaccination. This should cover the period 8th December 2020 to today's date, 29th March 2021.

Please do not refer me to the MHRA as their yellow card system only collects reported vaccine reactions, which will not show all those who have died within 28 days of a Covid-19 vaccine, but those deaths reported via the yellow card system within 7 days of vaccination, which is an entirely different statistic.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Tricia McGuigan

Foi Pha, Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland

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Ref: Freedom of Information Request No. FOI 36/21

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