COVID-19 related deaths and heart specialist referrals (FOI)
COVID-19 related deaths and heart specialist referrals (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 20 May 2022.
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Please provide numbers of deaths happening within 28 days of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, month by month since the vaccination programme started.
Please provide numbers of referrals to a heart specialist, month by month for the past 2 years to date.
Based on deaths currently registered as having occurred between December 2020 and April 2022. Details of the number of deaths occurring within 28 days of a vaccine (any dose) are provided in the table below. Deaths are from all causes and show where an individual happened to have received a vaccine dose in the 28 days prior to death. This does not include deaths of Jersey residents where vaccination has occurred outside of Jersey.
There is no indication on death certificates that death was linked to the vaccine. The high uptake of vaccine by elderly people, who are at greater risk of dying, will mean that a large proportion of deaths will have occurred in those who had been vaccinated.
1st dose rollout began for care home residents and staff 13th December, with second doses following between four and twelve weeks after first dose was administered
13th January, over 80s invited for first dose, with second doses following between four and twelve weeks after first dose was administered
1st dose available for over 70's and clinically vulnerable, with second doses following between four and twelve weeks after first dose was administered
Those in priority groups 1-9 called for a third dose ("booster dose") once at least 6 months had passed since the second dose was administered
Those aged 75 years and over, immunocompromised, or older adults living in residential care called for a fourth dose ("spring booster"), once at least three months elapsed since the third dose was administered.
Where numbers are fewer than five, disclosure control is applied to avoid identification of individuals. Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
The table below shows the count of referrals received by Health and Community Services per month under the specialties of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology or Paediatric Cardiology.
Data Source: Hospital Patient Administration System (TrakCare, Report WLS6B)
Note: April 2022 was not available at the time this FOI request was received (20 April 2022)
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