Lancashire Times
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4:46 PM 8th July 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Surveillance Report Published - 8 July 2021

National coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine surveillance report, including estimated number of hospitalisations and deaths prevented.

Public Health England (PHE) has published its latest weekly COVID-19 vaccine surveillance report.

30,300 deaths, 46,300 hospitalisations and 8,151,000 infections prevented by COVID-19 vaccines

PHE estimates that 30,300 deaths and 8,151,000 infections have been prevented as a result of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, up to 25 June. This is based on modelling analysis from PHE and Cambridge University’s MRC Biostatistics Unit.
"Remember, you must book your second jab when invited, to gain maximum protection."

PHE also estimates that 46,300 hospitalisations have been prevented in people aged 65 or older in England up to 27 June (approximately 7,000 admissions in those aged 65 to 74, 18,000 in those aged 75 to 84, and 21,300 in those aged 85 and over).

The methods used to estimate deaths and infections prevented is based on direct and indirect effects of the vaccination programme. The indirect effects of the vaccination programme will not be incorporated into the analysis of hospitalisations prevented, which only takes into account the direct impact of first and second doses. Therefore the figure of 46,300 hospitalisations averted is likely to be an underestimate.

Dr Jamie Lopez Bernal, Consultant Epidemiologist at PHE, said:
"The vaccines are very safe and very effective, and they are the best way to protect you and those around you from becoming seriously ill with COVID-19.

"With restrictions easing, it is absolutely vital that everyone gets 2 doses of the vaccine, to protect you and those around you from the COVID-19 variants currently circulating in the UK.

"Remember, you must book your second jab when invited, to gain maximum protection."