Vaccination in the UK: saved more than 11,000 lives

Vaccination in the UK: saved more than 11,000 lives

The Public Health Agency of England shared the results of a study conducted on the effect of Covid-19 vaccines on loss of life in the country.

In the study, the number of casualties caused by Covid-19 in the pre-vaccination period from December 8, 2020, when the vaccination program began, to April 30, was compared.

Accordingly, with the application of Covid-19 vaccines in the country, 9 thousand 900 people over the age of 80, 1500 in the 70-79 age range, 300 in the age range 60-69, a total of 11 thousand 700 people died due to the virus and 33 thousand people over 60 years old were hospitalized. It was estimated that his admission was prevented.

British Health Minister Matt Hancock said, “Our Covid-19 vaccines saved the lives of 11 thousand 700 people, prevented the hospitalization of 33 thousand people. This is remarkable after a very sad and difficult year.” used the expressions.

Hancock also called for the British to get Covid-19 vaccines when offered.


Minister responsible for vaccines Nadhim Zahawi, stating that the Covid-19 vaccination program is continuing rapidly, described the “incredible” effect of vaccination on the country as “wonderful”.

Zahawi stated that regardless of religion, language, race, everyone should be vaccinated and that this is the only way to get rid of the epidemic.

While the number of people who had the first dose of the Kovid-19 vaccine in the country reached 35 million 906 thousand 671, 18 million 890 thousand 969 of them were administered the second dose. The total number of vaccines made was 54 million 797 thousand 640.


127 thousand 651 people have died in England due to Covid-19 so far. In the country, which has been under the influence of a new type of the virus that has spread faster and more deadly since November 2020, the number of daily cases exceeded 80 thousand in December.

However, with the effect of both quarantine and rapid vaccination, cases and deaths have started to decrease, the number of daily cases has fallen below 2 thousand and the number of deaths due to the virus has decreased to less than 20 in recent weeks.

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