Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12105/14310
Estimated number of deaths directly averted in people 60 years and older as a result of COVID-19 vaccination in the WHO European Region, December 2020 to November 2021
Meslé, Margaux Mi | Brown, Jeremy | Mook, Piers | Hagan, José | Pastore, Roberta | Bundle, Nick | Spiteri, Gianfranco | Ravasi, Giovanni | Nicolay, Nathalie | Andrews, Nick | Dykhanovska, Tetiana | Mossong, Joël | Sadkowska-Todys, Małgorzata | Nikiforova, Raina | Riccardo, Flavia | Meijerink, Hinta | Mazagatos, Clara ISCIII | Kyncl, Jan | McMenamin, Jim | Melillo, Tanya | Kaoustou, Stella | Lévy-Bruhl, Daniel | Haarhuis, Freek | Rich, Rivka | Kall, Meaghan | Nitzan, Dorit | Smallwood, Catherine | Pebody, Richard G
Euro Surveill. 2021 Nov;26(47):2101021.
Since December 2019, over 1.5 million SARS-CoV-2-related fatalities have been recorded in the World Health Organization European Region - 90.2% in people ≥ 60 years. We calculated lives saved in this age group by COVID-19 vaccination in 33 countries from December 2020 to November 2021, using weekly reported deaths and vaccination coverage. We estimated that vaccination averted 469,186 deaths (51% of 911,302 expected deaths; sensitivity range: 129,851-733,744; 23-62%). Impact by country ranged 6-93%, largest when implementation was early.
COVID-19 | Deaths averted | Expected mortality | Older age groups | Vaccination coverage | Vaccination programs