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Vaccine and face covering effectiveness and vaccine for 12-16 year age group

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From: Tess

Dear Ministry of Health,

1. I need you to provide me the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Comirnaty data that shows:
A. The effectiveness in stopping or slowing the transmission of covid-19
B. The effectiveness in reducing symptoms of covid-19
C. The effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine against other strains preferably the Delta strain.

2. Please provide the information that has shown the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Comirnaty to be safe in the 12 year to 16 year old age group that has been used in the decision making to allow 12 to 16 year olds to get it.

3. Please provide the information that provided evidence to award the decision of the face covering mandate and shows its safety and effectiveness against contraction and transmission of a virus.

Please do not include any data and/or information in your response that has not been used in regards to the decisions you have come up with.

Yours faithfully,

Tess

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Kia ora Tess.

 

Thank you for your request for official information, received on 18
September 2021 requesting:

 

“Requested 18 September 2021 -
1. I need you to provide me the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Comirnaty data
that shows:

A. The effectiveness in stopping or slowing the transmission of covid-19
B. The effectiveness in reducing symptoms of covid-19
C. The effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine against other strains
preferably the Delta strain.

2. Please provide the information that has shown the Pfizer COVID-19
vaccine Comirnaty to be safe in the 12 year to 16 year old age group that
has been used in the decision making to allow 12 to 16 year olds to get
it.
3. Please provide the information that provided evidence to award the
decision of the face covering mandate and shows its safety and
effectiveness against contraction and transmission of a virus. - Medsafe

Requested 19 September 2021 -
All requests are in relation to the PCR testing.
1. Please provide the evidence that the PCR test for COVID-19 is effective
at detecting SARs-COV-2.
2. At what cycle threshold (ct) value do false positives begin to occur?
Please provide the percentage of false positives including the mentioned
ct value and each ct value thereafter that is used here in New Zealand.
3. When testing for COVID-19 will it pick up other variants of COVID-19,
other coronavirus’s and other bacterial infections?

Requested 21 September 2021 -
Please provide the studies or research that show social distancing reduces
the spread of COVID-19?
Please only provide evidence that was used by the government to implement
social distancing.

Requested 21 September 2021 -
Please provide evidence that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Comirnaty reduces
any serious outcomes and hospital admissions of COVID-19.
Please include only official research from Pfizer or other research that
the government has used in the justification of the use of the Comirnaty
vaccine within New Zealand.

 

The Ministry of Health has decided to extend the period of time available
to respond to your request under section 15A of the Official Information
Act 1982 (the Act) as consultation necessary to make a decision on your
request is such that a proper response cannot reasonably be made within
the normal 20 working day time limit. The Ministry of Health will reply to
your request by no later than 5 November 2021, earlier if possible.

 

You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to
review my decision to extend the time available to respond to your
request.

 

Ngâ mihi

OIA Services
Government Services
Office of the Director-General
Ministry of Health
E: [1][email address]

 

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Kia ora Tess

 

Please see attached the response to your request.

 

 

Ngā mihi

 

OIA Services Team

[1]www.health.govt.nz

[2]Ministry of Health information releases

[3]Unite against COVID-19

 

 

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