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  • 27,656 deaths directly averted as a result of COVID-19 vaccination programme in Scotland

    Created: 08/12/2021

    Findings from a paper recently published in Eurosurveillance estimate that 27,656 deaths have been directly averted as a result of Scotland’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.

    The World Health Organisation led paper, supported by Public Health Scotland, documents the estimated number of lives saved in people aged 60 years and over from Covid-19 vaccination programmes in 33 countries from December 2020 to November 2021.

    By using weekly numbers of observed deaths and vaccination coverage, the study estimates that a total of 469,186 (51% of expected) deaths in 33 countries have been averted as a result of vaccination. In Scotland, an estimated 86% of deaths have been averted.

    The NHS Fife team has delivered over 667k vaccinations to support the people of Fife to get vaccinated locally. This has been a whole team effort covering public health, workforce planning, cold chain, logistics and scheduling and the front-line delivery of the vaccination service for the people of Fife.

    Its team is continuing with its winter Covid-19 booster and flu vaccination programme - find out more here.


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