Vaccines prevented 143,600 hospital admissions, says Public Health England

It is estimated that the introduction of the vaccine prevented more than 140,000 hospitalizations in England.

The latest estimate of 143,600 is a sharp increase from the previous one of more than 82,100.

The new figures from Public Health England (PHE) were welcomed to show the “vital role” of vaccines in preventing serious diseases.

According to estimates by the organization, around 36,100 admissions were prevented among 65 to 74-year-olds, 58,800 among 75 to 84-year-olds and 48,700 among those over 85.

Estimates of the number of deaths in England directly averted by vaccine introduction remain unchanged between 102,500 and 109,500.

Dr. Jamie Lopez Bernal, Consultant Epidemiologist at PHE, said, “These numbers show the critical role vaccines play in preventing hospitalization and thereby reducing pressure on the NHS.

“The vaccine helps protect you and those around you. For maximum protection it is important that you receive 2 doses of the vaccine. “

Health Minister Sajid Javid said a “defensive wall” was built with every dose administered.

He said: “Jab for push we are building a defensive wall that has saved more than 105,000 lives and prevented 143,000 hospitalizations in England alone.

“Don’t hesitate – please get in touch and get your two vaccines as soon as possible.”

Other PHE numbers showed Covid-19 case rates are falling in all regions of England except the northeast.

According to the latest weekly surveillance report, South West England has the highest rate at 362.9 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days ended March 29.

London has the lowest rate, from 256.3 to 226.8.

In the north-east of England the rate rose slightly from 306.5 to 314.9.

In contrast, the number of cases continues to rise in most age groups.

The exceptions apply to people aged 10 to 19, 20 to 29 and 30 to 39 for whom prices have fallen.

The highest rate is among 10 to 19 year olds, at 464.8 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days leading up to April 29.

The lowest rate is among those over 80 at 110.3 versus 99.1.

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