Please detail the policy behind Pfizer vaccine exclusivity

R McLeod made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

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From: R McLeod

Dear Ministry of Health,

The Ministry of Health website states:

"So far, only the Pfizer/BioNTech, Janssen and AstraZeneca vaccines have been provisionally approved by Medsafe, however, the Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine that Cabinet has approved for our rollout in New Zealand. You can’t choose what type of COVID-19 vaccine you’ll get."

Can you please detail the policy behind why the Pfizer vaccine is exclusively approved for rollout.

Yours faithfully,

R McLeod

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Kia ora,

 

Thank you for your request for official information received on 11 October
2021 for:

 

"1. which, if any, nasal spray treatments for COVID-19 are being
considered for approval 2. what criteria are being used to determine
approval of a nasal spray treatment 3. what criteria are being used to
determine rejection of a nasal spray treatment”

 

A secondary request for official information was received on 11 October
2021 for:

 

“The Ministry of Health website states:

 

"So far, only the Pfizer/BioNTech, Janssen and AstraZeneca vaccines have
been provisionally approved by Medsafe, however, the Pfizer vaccine is the
only vaccine that Cabinet has approved for our rollout in New Zealand. You
can’t choose what type of COVID-19 vaccine you’ll get."

 

Can you please detail the policy behind why the Pfizer vaccine is
exclusively approved for rollout”

 

The Ministry of Health has consolidated your requests under reference
number: H202114098.

 

As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Ministry will
endeavour to respond to your requests no later than 9 November 2021, being
20 working days after the day your request was received.

 

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic response, the Ministry is experiencing
significantly higher volumes of queries and requests for information. 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.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

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