Daily Mail

Vaccinated make up just 1% of fatal cases

- Daily Mail Reporter

FULLY vaccinated Britons accounted for only 1 per cent of deaths involving coronaviru­s in the first half of this year, official figures reveal.

Most who died were infected before they had both jabs or tested positive within 14 days of their second dose, said the Office for National Statistics.

Of the 51,2 1 deaths involving Covid in England from January 2 to July 2, a total of 640 (1.2 per cent) were people who had received both vaccine doses.

The analysis shows the risk of death involving coronaviru­s is consistent­ly lower for those who have two vaccinatio­ns

‘Extremely reassuring’

compared to one or none.

The ONS added that some deaths are expected in individual­s who have been jabbed as no vaccine is 100 per cent effective.

Professor Gino Martini, chief scientist for the Royal Pharmaceut­ical Society, described the figures as ‘extremely reassuring’. He added: ‘Hopefully this will inspire others to get the vaccinatio­n to protect themselves and others.’

Dr Nikki Kanani, deputy lead for the NHS Covid vaccinatio­n programme, said it has delivered more than 77 million doses, with over eight in ten adults now double-jabbed.

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