People who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 accounted for only 1% of all deaths involving coronavirus in England in the first half of this year, new figures show.
Most were infected before they had received both jabs, or had tested positive for COVID within 14 days of their second dose.
The figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the risk of death involving COVID is lower for people who receive two vaccinations compared to one or no dose.
Of the 51,281 deaths involving COVID in England between 2 January and 2 July, 640 (1.2%) were people who had received both vaccine doses.
This total includes people who had been infected before they were vaccinated.