COVID-19 natural immunity & vaccine certificates

Malcolm France made this Official Information request to Chris Hipkins

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From: Malcolm France

Dear Chris Hipkins,

I request to be provided with the evidence and facts of the following questions under section 12 of the Official Information Act 1982 ,and The Declaration on Open and Transparent Government as approved by Cabinet on 8 August 2011.

For purposes of this document and attached process, if any, the term “NEW ZEALAND” hereafter NZ means the corporation, and all officers, agents, employees, subdivisions and representatives thereof”

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I request information from you as follows asap in days not weeks.

1) What policy is being followed to allow those with natural immunity (from catching SARS-COV-2 ) without vaccines , that most likely have better immunity than vaccinated, to enable them to have the same "freedoms" and rights as the vaccinated ?

2) Why is there no natural immunity from catching SARS-COV-2 included in medical exemptions for vaccine refusal of vaccine mandates on health and disability, education and corrections workers ?

3) Supply all information on meeting discussions , correspondence, studies, advice, documents etc written or verbal used to make such policy.

As the Minister of COVID-19 Response you will already have these answers to competently do your job, so they should take no time at all. I have prechecked FYI for similar OIAs and found none but if same OIAs exist that have the answers , then forward them, in order to save time .

I look forward to your personal response in the manner and less than the time frame required under the NZ Official Information Act to the above contacts due to urgent nature of topic.

While this may look like part of one question 9 & 10 from my OIA filed on FYI yesterday (10 oct 2021) on vaccine passport justification , it has been asked separately for a reason . So please keep your responses here separate.

Yours faithfully,

legal person and said citizen
Mr Malcolm France
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From: C Hipkins (MIN)
Chris Hipkins

Kia ora

 

Thank you for taking the time to write to Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister for
COVID-19 Response, Minister of Education, Minister for the Public Sector
and Leader of the House.

We are receiving a significant amount of correspondence at the moment and,
although your email will be carefully considered and noted, it is not
possible to respond to each individual email. However, please note that
this is an automatic response and we will endeavour to respond to your
individual queries as soon as we can.

You can find the latest information and guidance about Alert Levels at
[1]https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-levels-and...
The locations of interest are set out
at [2]https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...
encourage anyone who has been at one of the locations of interest at the
time specified to self-isolate and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453. You
can find the nearest testing centre to you
at [3]https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/.

We appreciate that this is a challenging time. If you need to talk, you
can call or text 1737 at any time. Mental health and wellbeing resources
are also available
at [4]https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...
about the financial support available to individuals and businesses can be
found at [5]https://covid19.govt.nz/business-and-mon....

We also understand that there are several other aspects to the response
that are very important to people. You can find more information about:

o Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ)
at [6]https://www.miq.govt.nz/, including how to request an emergency
allocation
at [7]https://www.miq.govt.nz/travel-to-new-ze...
make a complaint or request a review of your application by
emailing [8]https://www.miq.govt.nz/about/contact-us....
o Travel with Australia
at [9]https://covid19.govt.nz/travel/quarantin...
you are in Australia, please register
at [10]https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/ and if it is an emergency,
contact the Consulate on +64 99 20 20 20.
o Vaccines at [11]https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19-vaccines/, including
how to book your vaccine
at [12]https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/... by calling 0800 28
29 26.
o Vaccine data and statistics
at [13]https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...
Medsafe’s vaccine safety monitoring reports
at [14]https://www.medsafe.govt.nz/COVID-19/vac...
o The Government’s plan to reconnect New Zealand with the rest of the
world
at [16]https://covid19.govt.nz/reconnecting-new....

Please remember to take care, and be kind. We have beaten COVID-19 before,
and we can do it again.

Ngā mihi,

Office of Hon Chris Hipkins

Minister for COVID-19 Response | Minister of Education | Minister for the
Public Sector | Leader of the House | MP for Remutaka

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