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NZ Ethical Committees and their reviews of Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccine prior to roll out.

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From: anna goodwin

Dear Ministry of Health,

1. The NZ Medicines Act 1981, s96 stipulates that any research or treatment involving part of a tissue or cell must be approved by an ethics committee to assure that it is aligned with the unique and specific ethical, cultural, and spiritual framework of Aotearoa. The Pfizer vaccine that has been received by about 25% of our population contains messenger RNA which is part of a cell, and it is specifically designed to alter the cells of the recipient to promote the manufacture of the Covid viral spike protein by the cells of recipient. Please provide the names of and meeting summaries of any and all NZ ethics committee reviews that were obtained prior to the vaccine roll out.

2. Section 57g of the Medicines Act 1981 specifies that no one can publish directly or by implication information that suggests a medicine or device "cannot harm any person". The Pfizer vaccine has yet to meet its safety endpoints (safety and efficacy studies to be completed 2023). Please also provide the information that the Ministry of Health relied upon to convey to the NZ public that the vaccine "cannot harm them".

Yours faithfully,

anna goodwin

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Kia ora Anna

 

Thank you for your request for official information received 2 September
2021 for:

 

"The NZ Medicines Act 1981, s96 stipulates that any research or treatment
involving part of a tissue or cell must be approved by an ethics committee
to assure that it is aligned with the unique and specific ethical,
cultural, and spiritual framework of Aotearoa. The Pfizer vaccine that has
been received by about 25% of our population contains messenger RNA which
is part of a cell, and it is specifically designed to alter the cells of
the recipient to promote the manufacture of the Covid viral spike protein
by the cells of recipient. Please provide the names of and meeting
summaries of any and all NZ ethics committee reviews that were obtained
prior to the vaccine roll out.

 

Section 57g of the Medicines Act 1981 specifies that no one can publish
directly or by implication information that suggests a medicine or device
"cannot harm any person". The Pfizer vaccine has yet to meet its safety
endpoints (safety and efficacy studies to be completed 2023). Please also
provide the information that the Ministry of Health relied upon to convey
to the NZ public that the vaccine "cannot harm them".

 

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H202111657.

 

As required under the Official Information Act 1982 we will endeavour to
respond to your request no later than 30 September 2021, being 20 working
days after the day your request was received.  

 

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will notify you of an extension of that time frame.

 

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get in touch.

 

Ngā mihi

 

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Ministry of Health

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Kia ora Anna,

 

Please find attached a response to your official information act request

 

Ngā mihi 

 

OIA Services

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Office of the Director-General

Ministry of Health

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