Doctor and Local Care Home Staff report resident deaths within 48/72 hours of Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine being administered

Updated: 21/02/21  @ 22:35

A doctor in a local care home has reported to us, residents who have received the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine, have died within 48/72 hours of receiving it. Similar incidences have been reported to us by care home staff across the Folkestone & Hythe District and elsewhere, both male and female, aged 65+ have died within 48/72 hours of receiving the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine.

Each resident is known to have suffered a side effect from the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccination. Each resident had more than two known medical conditions. It is possible a causal link between the vaccination and other know medical conditions could have caused the residents deaths. It is necessary to eliminate all factors, and the one which remains must be the truth. Until this is done we cannot know if the two are, or are not linked.

For clarity: we are NOT saying the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine is ineffective, nor are we saying the vaccine .

The issue with the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine which has been widely reported is the trials recruited only 660 subjects aged 65 or over and onnly two cases in this age range developed Covid-19. It is impossible to estimate the efficacy of the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine from such little data. To have so few over 65s from those at highest risk from Covid-19 is more than unfortunate, to put it mildly.

In one such care home based in Hythe, 11 residents died within 48/72 hours of receiving the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine when it was rolled out there in Jan 2021. Each of them suffered from a side effect after receiving the vaccine. The manager and deputy manager were contacted last week regarding the reports made by care home staff, but a response there has come none.

Care home staff have spoken to us; and this prompted us to speak to more than 15 care homes across Ashford, Dover, Folkestone & Hythe and Thanet who all confirm a distinct spike in deaths within 48/72 hours of residents receiving the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine. All staff made it clear all residents had suffered a reaction to the vaccination.

In the absence of direct evidence of their GP, or from a post mortem, the direct causal link cannot be established. So it is absolutely vital to eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth. This means there are valid questions to be asked and answered, given that each suffered a reaction to the vaccine.

It is not known if the Care Homes where residents have died within 48/72 hours of receiving the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine have flagged the issue with the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), yellow card scheme

The Shepway Vox Team also contacted Astra Zeneca last week, as well as the MHRA, but again a response there has come none.

On the 30th Jan 2021, Tuan Nyugen on behalf of The Total Health Excellence Primary Care Network (Sandgate Road Surgery, Guildhall Street Surgery, Manor Clinic, The New Surgery, Lydden Surgery, Aylesham Surgery and White Cliffs Medical Centre) and Channel Health Alliance Ltd, said by that date, all care homes within Folkestone, Dover and Deal had been vaccinated.

Again Tuan Nyugen was contacted for comment but a response there has come none.

The number of females over 60 registered at GP surgeries in the Folkestone & Hythe District as of the 1st Jan 2021 equals 33% or 19,180 females of the total female population in the district.

The number of males over 60 registered at GP surgeries in the district as of the 1st Jan 2021 is 30% or 16,832.

The MHRA have found around one in ten people will experience side effects after having the vaccine. Information on adverse reactions can be found here. Most will be unrelated to the vaccine but some will be. Hence why the deaths which care home staff are reporting as happening in care homes in the district need immediate investigation by the MHRA and Astra Zeneca.

Nothing in a pandemic has a better benefit:risk ratio than vaccines.  That said, all vaccination should be voluntary and all vaccines should be protected by the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme.

Other European regulatory bodies have concluded there is insufficient data regarding older people, such as Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain and Poland only recommend the Oxford/Astra Zeneca for people under 65, and Italy and Belgium for those under 55.  And Switzerland – not an EU country – has ruled against approving the vaccine for any age group due to there not being enough data yet on safety, effectiveness and quality.

To be clear, other national regulatory agencies have concluded there is insufficient evidence on older people, but they certainly did not suggest the vaccine was ineffective. Nor are we.

So we ask: why have the MHRA, Astra Zeneca, Tuan Nyugen and the Hythe care home all failed to comment?

By Jan 22, 2021, care home deaths from Covid-19 had risen to their highest proportion since mid-May 2020.

As Tuan Nyugen has stated, all care home staff and residents had been vaccinated by the 30th Jan 2021, in our district, meaning some of those deaths reported by care home staff of happening within 48/72 hours of the vaccine being administered need to be investigated urgently.

Transparency over data and safety reporting of the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine is key, as it is for all other approved vaccines. The pharmaceutical industry has dragged its feet over putting all data, for all trials, in the public domain. And all those organisations remaining silent after numerous attempts at contacting them for comment, would appear to substantiate what frontline staff in care homes in the district have witnessed.

As we have said previously, how we die matters.

For clarity: The Shepway Vox Team is NOT saying the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine is ineffective. It is vital to distinguish between absence of evidence and evidence of absence.

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16 Comments on Doctor and Local Care Home Staff report resident deaths within 48/72 hours of Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine being administered

  1. Worried eddie // February 7, 2021 at 17:23 // Reply

    What is concerning is that the target audience for phase one roll-out was to the very age group where the least evidence has been provided as to the efficacy and possible side-effects of the vaccine. This is after all a group with more underlying conditions than younger cohorts and it is impossible to say to what extent, if any, the vaccine waa the cause of this spike. Will there be a detailed analysis as to cause of death e.g post mortem? That said, wife and I have have been jabbed, and yes, she had an adverse reaction for a few days.

  2. Manager of care home in the district // February 7, 2021 at 18:01 // Reply

    As a manger of a care home in the district, four of our residents passed away within 2 days of the vaccine. Yes they had other medical issues. Yes GPs were called, but were told reaction would pass.

    Although not medically qualified, each of the residents suffered quite severe reactions, and there is a distinct possibility this may have helped them on their way.

    As the post rightly says, nobody is saying the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine is ineffective, just simply not enough data. Thanks for bringing this issue to a wider audience.

  3. My family x3 work in care homes none of them think anyone has died from the injection. Which care homes have name them . Most homes lost people due to the cov19 infected being sent to them

  4. As you make clear, all residents in care homes in the district were vaccinated by the 31st Jan. A week later many of those deaths from a possible reaction may well not be available except evidence on death certificate, but I doubt that.

    So the evidence could have easily been buried as nobody wants to hear the bad news that the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine, where so little data was available for the over 65s, might have been killing the very people it was meant to help.

    All plausible and possible.

  5. As a senior care home worker of 20 years standing, I witnessed two residents receive the vaccine have a severe reaction. 111 were called and staff were informed the reaction will pass in 48 hours. It did because the resident died sadly.

    Medical certificate of cause of death was completed even though the two residents were not seen by any medical practitioner during their last illness. Doctor need only state to the best of their knowledge and belief the cause of death. GP was informed by senior care home staff the two resident deaths were natural causes, old age and other co-morbidities such as – Cardiorespiratory failure, Recurrent urinary tract infections etc.

    For those of you not aware, there is no statutory age limit or restriction on referring to ‘old age’, a death certified as due to old age or senility alone will usually be referred to the coroner, unless the deceased was 80 or older, both these residents were 80+.

    So managerial staff in my care home helped skew the facts and hide vital evidence useful to Oxford/Astra Zeneca. It is easy to do especially in the middle of a pandemic, as eyes are diverted elsewhere.

  6. As a local GP, the phenomena explained in the article sits perfectly with what I have experienced. In my opinion I honestly believe some senior managerial staff have coerced their junior care home staff to mislead myself and my colleagues about what the cause/s of death were.

    I certainly can see a spike in medical certificates for the cause of death for those in care homes I deal with in Jan 2021. Although it won’t make me popular, I’m certain other local GPs can see the same.

    Forget the hoha show on social media; which has no doubt unfolded. For me this is sensible and responsible reporting.

  7. My mum was at Philbeach in Hythe. She received the vaccine had a reaction and died. I understand deaths due to reactions of the vaccine at Philbeach was in double digits.

    Getting the true story out of the managers was like getting blood out of a stone. Haven’t seen the death certificate yet, but when I do I’ll let you know what it says. Keep up the good work.

  8. @A H. Same here mum at Philbeach had vaccine, reacted and died. Told manager was on holiday and deptuy manager to busy to talk. Junior staff member gave me scant details. Haven’t managed to get to the bottom of it yet, but I’m sure now manager is back from her hols, I might just get an answer, but I’m not holding my breath.

  9. Same here Philbeach, or as it’s called now, Saltwood Care Centre on Tanner’s Hill. It was my dad though. They’ve been very cagey about everything and I don’t trust either the manager or deputy to tell the truth

  10. It’s more likely than not the Oxford/Astra Zeneca Vaccine side effects played a role in the demise of the elderly in care homes, who will have had other illnesses. Fever, muscular pain and respiratory issues etc, would not have helped their other conditions.

    How the hell the MHRA can say the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine is not the cause or even contributory factor in the demise of the elderly, given only two over 65s were infected with Covid is beyond me.

    In my day as a chemical engineer, results that support the MHRA statement 2it’s safe and effective in over 65s”, would have been laughed out of the lab and the courtroom. Just glad I got the Pzifer jab.

  11. I am concerned about all of this on here. The problem is that these vaccines are a completely new type, never been used before, there has not been enough data in enough time to collect this information. The comments on here may be right or they may be wrong. Unless every case has been properly diagnosed there will be no right outcome. It is scary but so is dying of Covid. The MHRA don’t say that there isn’t a connection, they say that they don’t believe it is connected. What else can they say at the moment? I know covering up goes on. I am a retired Nurse, I have run Nursing Homes/Care Homes, it does not surprise me but what can we do now? I have Lung disease, COPD, Bronchiectasis and Asthma. I need my vaccine but am afraid. Tomorrow I will be speaking to my Respiratory Consultant. I will be asking her her opinion on this. I will add comments later.

    Here is part of the MHRA report:-The MHRA has received 143 UK reports of suspected ADRs to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in which the patient died shortly after vaccination, 90 reports for the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine and 3 where the brand of vaccine was unspecified. The majority of these reports were in elderly people or people with underlying illness. Review of individual reports and patterns of reporting does not suggest the vaccine played a role in the death.

    A range of other isolated or series of reports of non-fatal, serious suspected ADRs have been reported. These all remain under continual review, including through analysis of expected rates in the absence of vaccine. There are currently no indications of specific patterns or rates of reporting that would suggest the vaccine has played a role.

    A range of other isolated or series of reports of non-fatal, serious suspected ADRs have been reported. These all remain under continual review, including through analysis of expected rates in the absence of vaccine. There are currently no indications of specific patterns or rates of reporting that would suggest the vaccine has played a role.

    4. Conclusion
    At the time of this report, more than 110,000 people in the UK have died within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus. Rates of infection and hospitalisation with COVID-19 remain high.

    Vaccination is the single most effective way to reduce deaths and severe illness from COVID-19. A national immunisation campaign has been underway since early December 2020.

    In clinical trials, the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have demonstrated very high levels of protection against symptomatic infection. We expect data to be available soon on the impact of the vaccination campaign in reducing infections and illness with COVID-19 in the UK.

    All vaccines and medicines have some side effects. These side effects need to be continuously balanced against the expected benefits in preventing illness.

    Following widespread use of these vaccines across the UK, the vast majority of suspected adverse reaction reports so far confirm the safety profile seen in clinical trials. Most reports relate to injection site reactions (sore arm for example) and generalised symptoms such as a ‘flu-like’ illness, headache, chills, fatigue, nausea, fever, dizziness, weakness, aching muscles, and rapid heartbeat. Generally, these reactions are not associated with more serious illness and likely reflect an expected, normal immune response to the vaccines.

    Following very substantial exposure across the UK population, no other new safety concerns have been identified from reports received to date, and for the cases of other medical conditions reported in temporal association with vaccination, the available evidence does not currently suggest that the vaccine caused the event.

    The overall safety experience with both vaccines is so far as expected from the clinical trials. The expected benefits of the vaccines in preventing COVID-19 and serious complications associated with COVID-19 far outweigh any currently known side effects. As with all vaccines and medicines, the safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a continuously monitored and benefits and possible risks remain under review.

    We take every report of a suspected ADR seriously and encourage everyone to report through the Yellow Card scheme.

  12. Like I said, I would get back on here after my chat this morning with my brilliant Respiratory Consultant. The team have researched for themselves this very thing. They cannot find any other reports that are particularly worrying. The information gained has come only from their hundreds of patients in and around the hospital, WH in Kent. There is, as it says in the above report no information coming in from any other source. The problem is that it is too early to come to any conclusions. Having hundreds of their own patients the Respiratory team have have had a good chance to observe what’s going on in their hospital and locally and I was told that they were making sure that they interview and follow up all vaccinated patients, lots with co- morbidities and in their opinion they have not observed any deaths in direct relation to the jabs. There has been some allergic reactions and two to three deaths due to severe allergy (anaphylaxis). My Consultant told me that the medical team had had a meeting to discuss when/if they were going to have their own jabs. It made me laugh and made her seem more human when she said that they had decided against to start with and then by December when the numbers were increasing they all looked at each other and said we’ll have the jabs! None of the medical team had any other side effects than raised temperature, muscle aches and some feeling a bit unwell for a couple of days.
    I hope that this has been helpful but it would be a good thing to get in all the other information from Nursing and Residential homes. I personally would like to know what other medical problems these poor people had and there could be many. The process is complicated and I feel that it will be slow and maybe we will never know.

    • Hi JM,

      Thank you for your intelligent and insightful comment

      We’ve been informed that the side effects of the jabs along with other co-morbidities could push the resident over the edge. It is this effect that most care home staff and GPs are saying have caused the death.

      As the article says, the jab is safe but with elderly people with other significant co-morbidities, the side effects of the jabs have contributed towards residents deaths.

  13. Here is a little more info on the above subject. The Dr giving this info is a Qualified Registered Nurse.

    The comments are all carefully researched.

  14. The Honest One. // March 13, 2021 at 23:38 // Reply

    This is a typical fake news article. There have been NO DEATHS attributed to the vaccines. If you are going to have a reaction it will be within the first 15 minutes of having the vaccination. I find it perverse that there are those out there trying to persuade people not to get vaccinated. THEY WANT YOU TO DIE!.

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