Mortality Rate for COVID and COVID Vaccinations in children

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Reilly Hewitson

Dear UK Statistics Authority,

Could you provide me with the mortality numbers for people under the age of 18 for the following.

- COVID Vaccination
- COVID-19

Preferably for the whole period of the COVID outbreak.

Yours faithfully,
Reilly Hewitson

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Our Reference: FOI/2022/4276

 

Dear Reilly,

 

Thank you for your email requesting data pertaining to COVID-19 and
COVID-19 vaccination mortality statistics in under 18s.

 

I am writing to confirm that the Office for National Statistics has now
completed its search for the information which you requested and the
response can be found here:

You asked:

​FOI Reference: FOI/2022/4276

Could you provide me with the mortality numbers for people under the age
of 18 for the following?

- COVID Vaccination

- COVID-19

Preferably for the whole period of the COVID outbreak.

 

Our response:

Thank you for your enquiry.

Deaths due to and involving COVID-19

We hold the following analysis for 2020 and 2021 [1]Deaths due to
COVID-19, registered in England and Wales .  We use the term "due to
COVID-19" when referring only to deaths with an underlying cause of death
as COVID-19 and we use the term "involving COVID-19" when referring to
deaths that had COVID-19 mentioned anywhere on the death certificate,
whether as an underlying cause or not.

We publish in 5-year age bands so the data available shows 0-19 years old.

Deaths due to and involving COVID-19 in England and Wales

┌───────┬────────────────────────┬──────┬──────────────────────────┬─────┐
│ │Deaths due to COVID-19 │​ │Deaths involving COVID-19 │​ │
├───────┼────────────────────────┼──────┼──────────────────────────┼─────┤
│Age │2020 │2021 │2020 │2021 │
├───────┼────────────────────────┼──────┼──────────────────────────┼─────┤
│<1 │0 │2 │1 │5 │
├───────┼────────────────────────┼──────┼──────────────────────────┼─────┤
│01-04 │0 │5 │0 │7 │
├───────┼────────────────────────┼──────┼──────────────────────────┼─────┤
│05-09 │1 │7 │1 │8 │
├───────┼────────────────────────┼──────┼──────────────────────────┼─────┤
│10-14 │4 │12 │5 │4 │
├───────┼────────────────────────┼──────┼──────────────────────────┼─────┤
│15-19 │10 │29 │11 │35 │
└───────┴────────────────────────┴──────┴──────────────────────────┴─────┘

Source: Office for National Statistics

Footnotes:

 1. Figures are for deaths registered rather than deaths occurred
 2. Figures are based on area of usual residence. Figures for England and
Wales (combined) include deaths of non-residents. However, all other
geographical breakdowns exclude deaths of non-residents and are based
on the most up-to-date information available at the time of
publication.
 3. We use the term "due to COVID-19" when referring only to deaths with
an underlying cause of death as COVID-19 and we use the term
"involving COVID-19" when referring to deaths that had COVID-19
mentioned anywhere on the death certificate, whether as an underlying
cause or not. The International Classification of Diseases, Tenth
Edition (ICD-10) definition has been used, please see the definitions
tab for more information. Information on cause of death coding is
available in the User Guide to Mortality Statistics: [2]User guide to
mortality statistics - Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)

2022 data is still provisional and is reported weekly in the [3]Deaths
registered weekly in England and Wales, provisional. As of 1^st July 2022,
there have been 20,659 deaths registered involving COVID-19 in England and
Wales.

 

Deaths due to COVID-19 vaccination

We report deaths due to the COVID-19 vaccination in our [4]Monthly
Mortality analysis. We have pasted the following table from this analysis:

Number of deaths involving COVID-19 vaccines causing adverse effects in
therapeutic use, unspecified (U12.9), by age group, deaths registered in
March 2020 to May 2022, England and Wales

┌───────┬──────────────┬─────────────────────────┬───────────────────────┐
│Country│Age band │Deaths involving U12.9 │of which, deaths due to│
│ │ │(any mention on the death│U12.9 (underlying cause│
│ │ │certificate) │only) │
├───────┼──────────────┼─────────────────────────┼───────────────────────┤
│England│Under 1 year │0 │0 │
├───────┼──────────────┼─────────────────────────┼───────────────────────┤
│England│01 to 09 years│0 │0 │
├───────┼──────────────┼─────────────────────────┼───────────────────────┤
│England│10 to 19 years│1 │1 │
├───────┼──────────────┼─────────────────────────┼───────────────────────┤
│Wales │Under 1 year │0 │0 │
├───────┼──────────────┼─────────────────────────┼───────────────────────┤
│Wales │01 to 09 years│0 │0 │
├───────┼──────────────┼─────────────────────────┼───────────────────────┤
│Wales │10 to 19 years│0 │0 │
└───────┴──────────────┴─────────────────────────┴───────────────────────┘

Source: Office for National Statistics

Footnotes:

 1. Figures are for deaths registered rather than deaths occurring in each
period.
 2. Figures for 2021 and 2022 are based on provisional mortality data and
therefore may not match those published elsewhere or in other tables.
Data for 2020 was revised in the August 2021 edition; please see the
information tab for further detail on revisions to this analysis
 3. Figures exclude non-residents.
 4. The data within this table are refreshed each month and therefore
there may be small discrepancies with other tables that do not have
earlier months refreshed.

Data for June will be published on 25 July 2022.

Deaths by vaccination status after receipt of the COVID-19 vaccination

 

We hold the following analysis [5]Deaths by vaccination status, England -
Office for National Statistics. The data are for England only, as
vaccinations data for Wales is not yet available to be linked to the
mortality dataset and the PHDA covers England only.

Whole period counts of all cause deaths, deaths involving COVID-19 and
deaths not involving COVID-19, and person-years by vaccination status and
five-year age group, England, deaths occurring between 1 January 2021 and
31 May 2022

┌─────────┬──────────────────────────┬─────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
│Age group│Vaccination status │Count of │Count of deaths│Count of │
│ │ │deaths │non-COVID-19 │all cause│
│ │ │involving│deaths │deaths │
│ │ │COVID-19 │ │ │
├─────────┼──────────────────────────┼─────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
│10-14 │Unvaccinated │9 │175 │184 │
├─────────┼──────────────────────────┼─────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
│10-14 │First dose, less than 21 │2 │2 │4 │
│ │days ago │ │ │ │
├─────────┼──────────────────────────┼─────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
│10-14 │First dose, at least 21 │0 │14 │14 │
│ │days ago │ │ │ │
├─────────┼──────────────────────────┼─────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
│10-14 │Second dose, less than 21 │0 │0 │0 │
│ │days ago │ │ │ │
├─────────┼──────────────────────────┼─────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
│10-14 │Second dose, between 21 │0 │13 │13 │
│ │days and 6 months ago │ │ │ │
├─────────┼──────────────────────────┼─────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
│10-14 │Second dose, at least 6 │0 │1 │1 │
│ │months ago │ │ │ │
├─────────┼──────────────────────────┼─────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
│10-14 │Third dose or booster, │0 │1 │1 │
│ │less than 21 days ago │ │ │ │
├─────────┼──────────────────────────┼─────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
│10-14 │Third dose or booster, at │1 │6 │7 │
│ │least 21 days ago │ │ │ │
├─────────┼──────────────────────────┼─────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
│15-19 │Unvaccinated │24 │265 │289 │
├─────────┼──────────────────────────┼─────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
│15-19 │First dose, less than 21 │0 │13 │13 │
│ │days ago │ │ │ │
├─────────┼──────────────────────────┼─────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
│15-19 │First dose, at least 21 │2 │79 │81 │
│ │days ago │ │ │ │
├─────────┼──────────────────────────┼─────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
│15-19 │Second dose, less than 21 │1 │3 │4 │
│ │days ago │ │ │ │
├─────────┼──────────────────────────┼─────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
│15-19 │Second dose, between 21 │2 │74 │76 │
│ │days and 6 months ago │ │ │ │
├─────────┼──────────────────────────┼─────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
│15-19 │Second dose, at least 6 │0 │23 │23 │
│ │months ago │ │ │ │
├─────────┼──────────────────────────┼─────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
│15-19 │Third dose or booster, │1 │2 │3 │
│ │less than 21 days ago │ │ │ │
├─────────┼──────────────────────────┼─────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
│15-19 │Third dose or booster, at │1 │31 │32 │
│ │least 21 days ago │ │ │ │
└─────────┴──────────────────────────┴─────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘

Source: Office for National Statistics, National Immunisation Management
Service.

Footnotes:

 1. Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures based on deaths that
occurred between 1 January 2021 and 31 May 2022 and were registered by
8 June 2022. These figures represent death occurrences, there can be a
delay between the date a death occurred and the date a death was
registered. More information can be found in our Impact of
registration delays release.
 2. ASMRs are calculated using the Public Health Data Asset, a linked
dataset of people resident in England, who could be linked to the 2011
Census and GP Patient Register. This dataset covers approximately 79%
of the population in England aged 10+.
 3. Age is defined on the first day of the month.
 4. Deaths were defined using the International Classification of
Diseases, tenth revision (ICD-10). Deaths involving the coronavirus
(COVID-19) are defined as those with an underlying cause, or any
mention of, ICD-10 codes U07.1 (COVID-19 virus identified) or U07.2
(COVID-19, virus not identified). Please note, this differs from the
definition used in the majority of mortality outputs.
 5. Third dose and booster vaccinations are defined as a third or booster
dose received after 16 September 2021, the date from which booster
doses were first administered. Due to our definition of a third dose
or booster only including data from 16th September, there are 0
Person-years and consequently 0 counts of death before September for
'Within 21 days of third dose or booster' and  '21 days or more after
third dose or booster', and within September for '21 days or more
after third dose or booster'. Spring boosters have not yet been
distinguished in this analysis.
 6. There were some people who were vaccinated but not included in the
NIMS data as they died soon after vaccination. Of these, 1,436 linked
to our Public health Data Asset dataset. We included the latest
vaccination records for these people in our dataset. This data is
provisional and extends up to the 25 May 2022. This will be updated in
future release.

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