COVID-19 vaccine rollout for FENZ workers

Mark Montgomery made this Official Information request to Fire and Emergency New Zealand

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From: Mark Montgomery

Dear Fire and Emergency New Zealand,

Please provide the following information:
1. How many FENZ workers have received the COVID-19 vaccine?
a. Break this down by region and whether paid or volunteer.
b. Break this down by operational and administration workers.
c. Break this down by whether operational workers are medical first responders, co-responders, or others.
2. How many doses are FENZ vaccinator contractors getting out of each vial of vaccine?
3. How many doses of vaccine have been discarded by the contractors without being offered to other FENZ front-line staff?
4. What is the procedure for offering extra doses to eligible FENZ staff at the end of each vaccination session?
5. What, if any, priority has been given to locations where there are MIQ facilities or international airports?
6. What is the percentage of FENZ workers in the locations where there are MIQ and / or international airports who have received the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yours faithfully,
Mark Montgomery

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The number of doses per vial question is around whether the standard 6 that Pfizer state there is in each vial, or the 7 that Kiwi vaccinators have been achieving.

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Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Dear Mark 
 
I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your information request, dated 02
July 2021.   

In accordance with section 15 of the Official Information Act 1982 we will
try to respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event no
later than 20 working days after the day your request was received. If we
are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an
extension of that timeframe.

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Official Information Team

 

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Dear Mark,

 

Please find attached a letter regarding partial transfer of your official
information request to the Ministry of Health,

 

Kind regards

 

Jodi MacKinnon on behalf of Louise Robinson

Ministerial Services Coordinator, Ministerial & Executive Services, Office
of the Chief Executive

P: 04 496 3694  

 

 

 

 

 

[1][email address]

 [2]www.fireandemergency.nz

 

 

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FENZ have transferred part of the request (Questions 2-4) to MOH under OIA 14(b)(ii) as MedPro are engaged directly by MOH rather than FENZ

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Kia ora Mark,

 

Thank you for your request for official information which was partially
transferred from Fire and Emergency and received by the Ministry of Health
on 16 July 2021. The Ministry’s reference number for your request is:
H202108643.

 

If you need to contact us at any stage about your request, please quote
this reference number in your correspondence. You requested:

 

“Please provide the following information:

1.      How many FENZ workers have received the COVID-19 vaccine?

a.      Break this down by region and whether paid or volunteer.

b.      Break this down by operational and administration workers.

c.      Break this down by whether operational workers are medical first
responders, co-responders, or others.

2.      How many doses are FENZ vaccinator contractors getting out of each
vial of vaccine?

3.      How many doses of vaccine have been discarded by the contractors
without being offered to other FENZ front-line staff?

4.      What is the procedure for offering extra doses to eligible FENZ
staff at the end of each vaccination session?

5.      What, if any, priority has been given to locations where there are
MIQ facilities or international airports?

6.      What is the percentage of FENZ workers in the locations where
there are MIQ and / or international airports who have received the
COVID-19 vaccine?”

 

 

The Ministry of Health will be responding to Questions 2 – 4 of your
request, specifically:

 

“2.      How many doses are FENZ vaccinator contractors getting out of
each vial of vaccine?

3.      How many doses of vaccine have been discarded by the contractors
without being offered to other FENZ front-line staff?

4.      What is the procedure for offering extra doses to eligible FENZ
staff at the end of each vaccination session?”

 

 

Fire and Emergency will be responding to the remaining parts of your
request (Questions 1, 5, and 6).

 

Your request has been logged and you can expect a reply no later than 13
August 2021 as required under the Official Information Act 1982.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

OIA Services

Government Services

Office of the Director-General

Ministry of Health

E: [1][email address]

 

 

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