Number of vials of Pfizer covid 19 vaccine that have been destroyed

Mark Paulson made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

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From: Mark Paulson

Dear Ministry of Health,

Please tell me how many vials of the covid 19 vaccine that you have purchased from Pfizer have had to be destroyed or otherwise disposed of because they cannot be used. The period covered by my request is for this calendar year up to and including 30 September 2021, or any later date if you have more recent information available.

I understand that each vial can provide 6 doses of vaccine, please confirm this is correct and if not how many doses are in each vial.

Please advise the number of vials destroyed for each reason, eg: past its expiry date, been out of cold storage for too long, etc, and how many vials wee full vials and how many were partiallly full(and if known how many doses were disposed of).

Yours faithfully,
Mark Paulson

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Kia ora Mark,

 

Thank you for your request for official information received on 12 October
2021 for:

 

"Please tell me how many vials of the covid 19 vaccine that you have
purchased from Pfizer have had to be destroyed or otherwise disposed of
because they cannot be used. The period covered by my request is for this 
calendar year up to and including 30 September 2021, or any later date if
you have more recent information available.

 

I understand that each vial can provide 6 doses of vaccine, please confirm
this is correct and if not how many doses are in each vial.

 

Please advise the number of vials destroyed for each reason, eg: past its
expiry date, been out of cold storage for too long, etc, and how many
vials wee full vials and how many were partiallly full(and if known how
many doses were disposed of).”

 

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H202114101.

 

As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Ministry will
endeavour to respond to your request no later than 10 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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