Covid vaccines have prevented 60,000 deaths in England – Jonathan Van-Tam


Around 60,000 deaths have been prevented in England as a result of the Covid vaccine programme, the deputy chief medical officer has said.

Prof Jonathan Van-Tam said an estimated 22 million cases have also been stopped – a “truly massive” success.

His comments came in a special programme with Radio 1 Newsbeat listeners, including some who are worried about getting a jab.

He said the more people get a jab, the less likely more lockdowns are.