FOI 20235

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FOI 20235

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Q1. The number of claims you have received since December 2021 for injuries allegedly caused by the Astra Zeneca vaccine.

Q2. The number of claims you have received since December 2021 for injuries allegedly caused by the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Q3.The number of claims you have received since December 2021 for injuries allegedly caused by the Moderna vaccine.

Q4. What percentage of overall vaccines claims are coming from those who say they are have been injured by a covid vaccine.

Response

Question 1 to 3

We are not able to give a comprehensive breakdown on the vaccine manufacturer. This is because this information is not currently required on the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme (VDPS) claim form.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) publishes information on COVID-19 vaccine side effects reported to them by the general public. Please see the below web link which contains information which may be of interest to you.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine-adverse-reactions/coronavirus-vaccine-summary-of-yellow-card-reporting

“Part of [MHRA’s] monitoring role includes reviewing reports of suspected side effects. Any member of the public or health professional can submit suspected side effects through the Yellow Card scheme. The nature of Yellow Card reporting means that reported events are not always proven side effects. Some events may have happened anyway, regardless of vaccination. This is particularly the case when millions of people are vaccinated, and especially when vaccines are being given to the most elderly people and people who have underlying illness.”

According to MHRA:

“As of 25 January 2022, for the UK, 162,207 Yellow Cards have been reported for the COVID-19 Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine, 242,910 have been reported for the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca, 34,857 for the COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna and 1,497 have been reported where the brand of the vaccine was not specified.

“For the COVID-19 Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine, COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca and COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna the overall reporting rate is around 2 to 5 Yellow Cards per 1,000 doses administered.

“In the 6 days since the previous summary for 19 January 2022 we have received a further 1,188 Yellow Cards for the COVID-19 Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine, 276 for the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca, 422 for the COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna and 27 where the brand was not specified.

“It is important to note that Yellow Card data cannot be used to derive side-effect rates or compare the safety profile of COVID-19 vaccines as many factors can influence ADR reporting.”

Question 4

The-figure provided below cover those claims received for the period of 1 December 2021 to 14 January 2022.

96.99% of all VDPS claims received in this period were from claimants who state that their disability was caused by a COVID-19 vaccine.

Data Queries

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The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and is subject to NHSBSA copyright. This information is licenced under the terms of the Open Government Licence detailed at: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/

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Last Updated February 10, 2022, 13:59 (UTC)
Created February 10, 2022, 12:09 (UTC)