Relatives of people whose deaths were caused by the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have had to fight for the jab to appear on their death certificates, an investigation by the Telegraph has found.
[The Telegraph] has spoken to the families of three people who did not initially have the jab officially recorded as among the causes of death.
In all cases, the death certificates were subsequently amended after relatives raised queries or pushed for further investigation.
Relatives of those who died told the Telegraph that they felt the initial failure to record the Covid vaccine as being a cause of death could mean that the total number of people harmed could be higher than official figures show.
Data from the Office of National Statistics show that from early 2021, 64 deaths have been recorded as being caused by a COVID-19 vaccination.
However, this does not include any deaths which have not been registered because of delays over determining the cause of death, or if an inquest is being carried out, or a family has asked for further investigation.
In one of the examples uncovered by the Telegraph, a death certificate issued for Neil Miller, who died on May 1st 2021, initially recorded his death as being the result of heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis.