Four people in Scotland have died from adverse effects of coronavirus vaccines, according to the latest official data.
A report from National Records of Scotland (NRS) says that at the end of May there were four deaths where the “underlying cause of death was adverse effects of the Covid-19 vaccines”.
The NRS says deaths are among the 3.27 million people who were given at least one dose of the vaccine on May 31, according to statistics from Public Health Scotland.
The latest figures also show that 10,137 people have died in Scotland with a confirmed or suspected coronavirus.
Seven deaths that mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate were registered in the week to June 13, one less than the previous week.
Of those who died in the week to June 13, five were people aged 75 and over, while the remaining two were between 65 and 74.
Statistics are published weekly and cover all deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.
They differ from the lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths announced daily by the Scottish Government because NRS figures are associated with suspected or potentially Covid-19 cases.
The NRS report also said the Covid-19 mortality rate in Scotland had fallen almost to its lowest level in May.
Considering age and population structure, six out of every 100,000 people died from Covid in May, while the lowest monthly rate was four per 100,000 in August 2020.
Figures show those living in the most deprived areas are more likely to die with Covid than those in the least deprived areas.
Pete Whitehouse, director of statistical services at NRS, said: “The latest figures show that last week there were seven deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
“After the age adjustment, people living in the most deprived areas were 2.4 times as likely to die with Covid as those who were less deprived of space.
“The magnitude of this gap has gradually widened from 2.1 to 2.4 over the course of the pandemic.”
During the pandemic from March 2020 to May 2021, 186 men per 100,000 people died that mentioned Covid-19 on their death certificates, compared with 128 women.
Of deaths with Covid over the period, 93% of those who died had at least one pre -existing condition, the most common being dementia / Alzheimer’s disease.
From March 2020 to May 2021, there were 12 deaths in which post-Covid conditions, including high Covid, were mentioned on the death certificate.
In the week to June 13 there were two deaths in South Lanarkshire and each in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow and North Ayrshire.