Vaccines are highly effective in preventing COVID-19 hospitalisations and deaths. COVID-19-related deaths in fully vaccinated individuals have, however, been reported. To inform public health strategy and vaccination policy, it is vital to characterise these post-vaccination COVID-19 fatalities.


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Grange, Z., Buelo, A., Sullivan, C., Moore, E., Agrawal, U., Boukhari, K., McLaughlan, I., Stockton, D., McCowan, C., Robertson, C., Sheikh, A. & Murray, J. 2021, 'Characteristics and risk of COVID-19-related death in fully vaccinated people in Scotland', The Lancet, 398(10313), pp. 1799-1800. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02316-3

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