Three deaths in Scotland linked to coronavirus vaccine

Three people have died in Scotland due to coronavirus vaccine adverse-effects, latest official data shows.

National Records of Scotland (NRS) published a new report, saying: “There have been three deaths in Scotland where the underlying cause of death was adverse effects of Covid-19 vaccines.”

NRS said the deaths were in the context of 2.81 million people having been given at least one dose of a vaccine by April 30, according to figures from Public Health Scotland.

Meanwhile, the latest figures from the NRS show there were six fatalities where coronavirus was recorded as an underlying cause between May 10 and May 16, a drop of one on the previous week.

The data also shows that post-coronavirus conditions, including long Covid, were mentioned on 11 death certificates in the period from March 2020 to April 2021.

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In the six deaths from May 10 and 16, five involved people aged under 65 and the sixth was someone aged 75 or over.

North Lanarkshire recorded three of the deaths, Glasgow saw two, and Perth and Kinross recorded one.

This means deaths occurred in three of Scotland’s 32 council areas.

Pete Whitehouse, NRS director of statistical services, said: “Last week there were no registered Covid-19 deaths in 29 of Scotland’s 32 council areas. Across Scotland, six Covid-19 deaths were registered which is the lowest number since early September last year.

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“The report also shows that deaths from Covid-19 continues to have a greater impact on people living in Scotland’s more deprived communities.

“Over the course of the pandemic, people living in these most deprived areas are 2.4 times as likely to die with Covid-19 than those living in the least deprived areas after adjusting for age.”

Four deaths occurred in hospital, one in a care home, and one in a non-institutional setting such as at home.

A total of 10,109 deaths have now been registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.