Definition of Covid19 vaccinated vs. unvaccinated

Robin Benson made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

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From: Robin Benson

Dear Ministry of Health,

This is an official request for information pursuant to the Official Information Act 1982 (Act).

Please provide definitions or other determinative factors of Covid19 vaccinated vs unvaccinated that are used and will be used in NZ to differentiate between these.

I confirm that I meet the requirements of the Act in making this request.

Should you require evidence concerning my meeting requirements pursuant to section 12 of the Act please respond without delay outlining:

(a) evidence you require and an email address to which such information can be sent, and

(b) the genuine and reasonable grounds for requiring such evidence.

Yours faithfully,

Robin Benson

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Kia ora Robin

Thank you for your request for official information received on 27
September 2021 for:

"Please provide definitions or other determinative factors of Covid19
vaccinated vs unvaccinated that are used and will be used in NZ to
differentiate between these."

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H202113152.

As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Ministry will
endeavour to respond to your request no later than 26 October 2021, being
20 working days after the day your request was received.  

If we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we
will notify you of an extension of that time frame.

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.

Ngā mihi

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

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From: Robin Benson <[FOI #16894 email]>
Sent: Sunday, 26 September 2021 08:02
To: OIA Requests <[email address]>
Subject: Official Information request - Definition of Covid19 vaccinated
vs. unvaccinated
 
Dear Ministry of Health,

This is an official request for information pursuant to the Official
Information Act 1982 (Act).

Please provide definitions or other determinative factors of Covid19
vaccinated vs unvaccinated that are used and will be used in NZ to
differentiate between these.

I confirm that I meet the requirements of the Act in making this request.

Should you require evidence concerning my meeting requirements pursuant to
section 12 of the Act please respond without delay outlining:

(a) evidence you require and an email address to which such information
can be sent, and

(b) the genuine and reasonable grounds for requiring such evidence.

Yours faithfully,

Robin Benson

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Kia ora Robin

Please find attached a letter regarding your request for information. We
apologise for the delay.

Ngā mihi

OIA Services
Government Services
Office of the Director-General
Ministry of Health
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From: Robin Benson

Dear OIA Requests,

Thank you for the response.

I would appreciate further clarification.

In some jurisdictions a person receiving a vaccine is not considered to have been vaccinated until a period following the vaccination event has elapsed. For example in the context of Covid19 vaccines this may be a period of two weeks before which the status of "vaccinated" does not apply.

In terms of your response is any such period of time part of the New Zealand unvaccinated/vaccinated definition as used in NZ public health system and/or the CARM reporting database?

Yours sincerely,

Robin Benson

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Kia ora,

 

Thank you for your Official Information Act (the Act) request. This is
an automatic reply to let you know we received it.

 

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic response, the Ministry is experiencing
significantly higher volumes of queries and requests for information. We
will endeavour to acknowledge your request as soon as possible. Further
information about COVID-19 can be found on our
website: [1]https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...

 

In accordance with the Act, we'll let you know our decision within no more
than 20 working days. If you'd like to calculate the timeframe, you can
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Ngā mihi  

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