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Deaths within 28 days of covid19 vaccination

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Dear NHS England,

Could you please provide the total number of deaths for any reason within 28 days of anyone, who has received a covid vaccine from the start of the vaccination roll out to date.

Yours faithfully,

Nathan Simpson


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Dear Nathan Simpson,  

Thank you for your communication dated 31 March 2021.

NHS England has assessed your communication as a request under the Freedom
of Information (FOI) Act 2000. As such, your request is being dealt with
under the terms of the FOI Act, and has been allocated the following
reference number: FOI- 2104-1367589.

Your exact request was:

“Could you please provide the total number of deaths for any reason within
28 days of anyone, who has received a covid vaccine from the start of the
vaccination roll out to date.”

NHS England does not hold information in relation to your request.

NHS England holds information in respect of deaths of patients who have
died in hospitals in England and had tested positive for COVID-19 or where
COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

NHS England does not collect or hold any other information about COVID

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) collect death certificate data
which contains the cause of death for all deaths registered in England. 
This is available at:


Public Health England (PHE) and the ONS also publish data on COVID-19
deaths in all settings in the UK by Local Authority at the below links:



This information may therefore be held by the Office for National
Statistics (ONS). As such, you may wish to redirect your enquiry to the
ONS. You can find ONS contact information below:

Email:           [4][email address]

Post:            FOI team
Room 1100
Office for National Statistics
Segensworth Road
PO15 5RR

Further information in relation to this request may be held by Public
Health England (PHE). As such, you may wish to redirect your enquiry to
PHE. You can submit an FOI request to Public Health England by emailing

Email:           [5][email address]

Post:             Public Information Access Office
Wellington House
133-155 Waterloo Road

We hope this information is helpful. However, if you are dissatisfied, you
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NHS England
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Email: [6][NHS England request email]

Please quote the reference number FOI- 2104-1367589 in any future

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Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information
Corporate Communications Team
Transformation and Corporate Operations Directorate

NHS England
PO Box 16738
B97 9PT

Tel: 0300 311 22 33
Email: [NHS England request email]

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