People who have been absolutely vaccinated towards COVID-19 accounted for just one per cent of all deaths involving coronavirus in England within the first half of this yr, new official figures present on Monday.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) information reveals the chance of dying involving COVID is decrease for individuals who obtain two vaccinations in comparison with one or no dose.
Of the 51,281 deaths involving COVID in England between January 2 and July 2, 640 (1.2 per cent) have been individuals who had obtained each vaccine doses — indicating that dying following full vaccination is a uncommon phenomenon.
“Our new evaluation reveals that, sadly, there have been deaths of individuals involving COVID-19 regardless of them being absolutely vaccinated. However, we have additionally discovered that the chance of a dying involving COVID-19 is far decrease amongst people who find themselves absolutely vaccinated than those that are unvaccinated or have solely obtained one dose,” stated Julie Stanborough, deputy director of well being and life occasions on the ONS.
“This reveals the effectiveness of the vaccines in giving a excessive diploma of safety towards extreme sickness and dying,” she stated.
So-called “breakthrough” deaths are likely to occur in essentially the most weak, males and people with weakened immune methods, with the typical age being 84. A “breakthrough dying” is outlined as one involving COVID-19 that occurred in somebody who had obtained each vaccine doses, and had a primary optimistic coronavirus take a look at at the least 14 days after the second jab.
Among those that died after two doses, 13 per cent have been immunocompromised, 61 per cent have been male and greater than 75 per cent have been clinically extraordinarily weak.
But general numbers have been very small — they accounted for less than 0.5 per cent of all deaths from COVID-19 over the primary six months of the yr.
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