Research and all available information re. where vaccine travels in the body after injection
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From: Michael Vaughan
Dear Ministry of Health,
Please release all information and research related to the question of where in the body does the Pfizer vaccine travel after injection.
From: OIA Requests
Kia ora Michael
Thank you for your request dated 9 June 2021 for: “all information and
research related to the question of where in the body does the Pfizer
vaccine travel after injection.”
Your request is refused under section 18(g) of the Official Information
Act 1982 as the requested information is not held by the Ministry.
The Pfizer vaccine (Comirnaty) is administered intramuscularly as muscles
have good vascularity, therefore allowing injected drug to reach systemic
circulation quickly, bypassing the first-pass metabolism:
You may also refer to the following links which outline how the Pfizer
vaccine works which may be useful to you:
Under section 28(3) of the Act you have the right to ask the Ombudsman to
review any decisions made under this request. The Ombudsman may be
contacted by email at: [email address] or by calling 0800 802
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