On the 29th May 2021, I submitted the following FOI request to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA):
Dear Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency,The results arrived back on 29th June, 2021, here:
Under the freedom of information act, could you provide me with:
A list of all new vaccines in use in the UK between 2010 and 2020;
The number of vaccine deaths, per vaccine, per month for each year from 2010 to 2020, for all vaccines from the above list.
The earliest vaccine start date was 09/10/63, for the Inactivated influenza vaccine; the latest was 18/12/00, for Pediacel vaccine. The cut off date for most of the vaccine reports was 08/04/21. There were a total of 8 vaccines returned from the FOI request (the results can be seen via the link above). The total number of reactions = 60047, total reports = 21246 and total deaths = 284.
I compared these results with the totals from the three combined Covid-19 vaccines. The earliest vaccine start date was 09/12/20 (Pfizer), the current cut of date used is 16/06/21, a period of just over 6 months at the time this page was created. The total number of reactions = 973435, total reports = 285219 and total deaths = 1356.
As you can see, the results for the Covid-19 vaccines are shockingly high for the short amount of time they have been available.
I put these results into a spreadsheet so the results could be seen side by side: Vaccine adverse reaction comparison
For details of the Yellow Card data, see my Yellow Card page.