COVID-19 vaccination programme prevents more than 10,000 deaths

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Public Health England has confirmed that more than 10,000 deaths have been prevented among those aged 60 years and over in England as of March 2021 due to the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

PHE estimated that over 100 deaths were prevented in those aged 60-69, 1,200 in those aged 70-79 and 9,000 deaths in those aged 80 years and over.

“COVID-19 vaccination programme prevents more than 10,000 deaths.“

Matt Hancock, the health secretary, stated: “All 3 of our approved vaccines have been deemed safe and effective by our world class independent medicines regulator. The new figures published today show why it’s so vital that people get their second dose too. When people get the call, they should get the jab.”

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