Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
1:55 PM 29th July 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Surveillance Report Published - 28 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.

Infections prevented by COVID-19 vaccines doubles to 22 million and deaths prevented rises to 60,000

PHE estimates that 60,000 deaths and 22,057,000 infections have been prevented as a result of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, up to 23 July. This is based on modelling analysis from PHE and Cambridge University’s MRC Biostatistics Unit.

The estimated number of deaths prevented has increased significantly since the most recent estimates were published, with the estimated number of infections prevented doubling in just 2 weeks. It was previously estimated that up to 9 July, around 37,000 deaths and 11,000,000 infections were prevented.

The methods used to estimate deaths and infections prevented is based on direct and indirect effects of the vaccination programme.

"It remains vital that everyone gets 2 doses of the vaccine,

Dr Jamie Lopez Bernal, Consultant Epidemiologist at PHE, said:

"These figures show the vaccine programme’s remarkable impact on saving lives and reducing the spread of the virus.

"As cases have increased, the true scale of protection from the vaccine programme has become clear. Everyone that has come forward for their vaccine has played a part in this vital effort.

"It remains vital that everyone gets 2 doses of the vaccine, to protect you and those around you from COVID-19. You must book your second jab when invited, to gain maximum protection."