Coronavirus: Yellow Card Scheme

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th October 2021.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to publish (a) the number of cases of successful recovery from covid-19 and (b) the number of deaths under the yellow card scheme.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Department have no plans to do so as there is no agreed definition of a 'recovered' case. Many people will have recovered without National Health Service treatment and therefore this information is not collected. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency publishes a weekly report on data received through the Yellow Card Scheme, including the number of fatal events where the patient was reported as dying shortly after vaccination, which is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine-adverse-reactions

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