Peer reviewed scientific article
AuteursMargaux Mi Meslé; Jeremy Brown; Mook, Piers; José Hagan; Roberta Pastore; Nick Bundle; Gianfranco Spiteri; Giovanni Ravasi; Nathalie Nicolay; Nick Andrews; Tetiana Dykhanovska; Mossong, Joel; Małgorzata Sadkowska-Todys; Raina Nikiforova; Flavia Riccardo; Hinta Meijerink; Clara Mazagatos; Jan Kyncl; Jim McMenamin; Tanya Melillo; Stella Kaoustou; Daniel Lévy-Bruhl; Freek Haarhuis; Rivka Rich; Meaghan Kall; Dorit Nitzan; Catherine Smallwood; Pebody, Richard G
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.