Most recent figures on deaths within 28 days of receiving a vaccine for Covid 19 in Scotland.

Mark McKee made this Freedom of Information request to Public Health Scotland

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Dear Public Health Scotland,

Could you please provide the current total number of deaths of any individual who has died within 28 days of their first or second covid vaccine, from the commencement of the vaccination programme until the most recent figures available?

Yours faithfully,

Mark McKee

phs foi, Public Health Scotland

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Dear Mark McKee,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REFERENCE 2021-000568

 

Thank you for your request for information of 5 May 2021, received by
Public Health Scotland on 6 May 2021 requesting information about:

 

“Could you please provide the current total number of deaths of any
individual who has died within 28 days of their first or second covid
vaccine, from the commencement of the vaccination programme until the most
recent figures available?”

 

Your request is being dealt with and will be answered within 20 working
days in accordance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Donna Mitchell | Coordinator

Public Health Scotland

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Dear Mark McKee,

 

Freedom of Information Reference: 2021-000568

 

Please find attached our response to your freedom of information request.

 

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Dear Public Health Scotland,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Public Health Scotland's handling of my FOI request 'Most recent figures on deaths within 28 days of receiving a vaccine for Covid 19 in Scotland.'.

I understand my request was denied as the information requested will be published within a 12-week period, however, there is no mention of when and where this information will be published. Could this be confirmed in order that I can establish whether or not to pursue this matter?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Yours faithfully,

Mark McKee

phs foi, Public Health Scotland

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Dear Mark McKee,

 

Thank you for your email of 24 May.

 

I can confirm that the information will be published between now and 22nd
June 2021. This will be published in our COVID-19 Statistical Report    
which can be accessed via
[1]https://beta.isdscotland.org/find-public...

 

I can also advise that PHS is currently dealing with 21 current live cases
to which we have applied the same exemption as in your case. It is because
of the number of such cases that we have decided to make a routine,
periodic, publication of this information to the public following        
the forthcoming initial release, rather than to individual FOI requests.
We hope this will be of greater use to the public in future.

 

You asked that we confirm the location and date below to enable you to
establish whether or not to pursue this matter. I would be grateful if you
could confirm whether or not you wish us to proceed with an internal
review of this case.

 

We hope this has been helpful at this stage.

 

Regards

 

Freedom of Information Team

 

Saba ALSalahy | FOI Coordinator

Public Health Scotland

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Dear phs foi,

I am happy to hold any review at this time on the basis that the information will become available in the location proposed by the 22nd of June. Should the information not be published by then I would like to proceed with the review.

Yours sincerely,

Mark McKee

Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

The information is now being proactively released at

https://publichealthscotland.scot/public...

Mark McKee left an annotation ()

This information is not being published in the weekly reports as suggested. PHS stopped publishing these numbers on the 23rd June and therefore the numbers are not current.

Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

Apologies, yes, the latest data does appear to be that reported on 23 June, for the period to 11 June.

The proactive publication does not appear to have lasted long.