Informed Consent #22 - Definition of Vaccination

Annie Weston made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

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From: Annie Weston

Dear Ministry of Health,

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) keeps changing their definition of vaccination eg:

Vaccination pre 2015: “Injection of a killed or weakened infectious organism in order to prevent the disease.”

Vaccination 2015-2021: “The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease”.

Vaccination 01 September 2021: “The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce protection from a specific disease.”

Please note that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the first approval of a Covid-19 vaccine on 23 August 2021, seven days before the CDC changed their definition.

Question please:

What is the NZ Govt’s current definition of a vaccine and vaccination?

Yours faithfully,

Annie Weston

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