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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE – DATA ON UNVACCINATED COVID FATALITIES [56714] - 11 October 2021

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE – DATA ON UNVACCINATED COVID FATALITIES [56714] - 11 October 2021

Dr Julian Lewis:  To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy, when publishing daily figures for new fatalities after confirmation of covid-19 infection, to include a breakdown showing how many of them had been (a) unvaccinated, (b) partially vaccinated, and (c) fully vaccinated (i) with and (ii) without a classification of being clinically extremely vulnerable; and what additional steps he will take to provide data to the public advertising the role of vaccination in preventing deaths from covid-19 infection.  [56714]

[Due for Answer on 20 October. Answered on 4 November.] 

HOLDING ANSWER: The Department of Health and Social Care has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available. 

ANSWER

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Vaccines and Public Health (Maggie Throup): We have no plans to do so. However, weekly data on COVID-19 deaths by vaccination status is published in the UK Health Security Agency’s weekly COVID-19 vaccine surveillance report. This contains the latest data on vaccine effectiveness data against mortality and also contains estimates on the direct and indirect impact of the vaccination programme, including deaths averted up to 24 September 2021. The weekly reports are available at the following link:

The Department is working to ensure the public has access to information to allow an informed choice about vaccinations.