Informed Consent #29 - When did the PM receive the post-marketing info from Pfizer

Annie Weston made this Official Information request to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The request was refused by Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

From: Annie Weston

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

Pfizer as part of its consent obligations would have had to provide you with this document within five working days from 30 April 2021:

5.3.6 CUMULATIVE ANALYSIS OF POST-AUTHORIZATION ADVERSE EVENT REPORTS OF PF-07302048 (BNT162B2) RECEIVED THROUGH 28-FEB-2021

https://phmpt.org/wp-content/uploads/202...

Pfizer as part of its consent must fulfil the following obligations within the timelines specified:

4) Provide any reports on efficacy including asymptomatic infection in the vaccinated group, vaccine failure, immunogenicity, efficacy in population subgroups and results from post-marketing studies, within five working days of these being produced.

https://www.medsafe.govt.nz/regulatory/P...

Under Section 35 of the Medicines Act 1981 the Minister can revoke any consent given if he is of the opinion that the medicine can no longer be regarded as a medicine that can be administered or used safely for the purposes indicated in the application for consent.

The approved indication is active immunisation to prevent Covid-19. Active immunisation is the induction of immunity after exposure to an antigen.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_imm...

If the Prime Minister or any of the Cabinet were aware of the post-marketing information from Pfizer and chose not to release it publicly then they are complicit in the deaths of New Zealanders who were not fully informed in order to give consent before they received the vaccine.

If the Prime Minister or any of the Cabinet were not aware of the above document then there are grounds to withdraw provisional consent to Pfizer based on the following reasons:

1) Not providing the document within five working days from 30 April 2021.
2) The medicine was not administered or used safely as 100 plus potential adverse effects were not provided to the public at the time of the vaccine roll-out.
3) Vaccinated individuals are not immune to Covid-19 and can infect other people with Covid-19 so the approved indication cannot be achieved.

My question please:

When did the Prime Minister receive the post-marketing information from Pfizer?

Yours faithfully,

Annie Weston

Link to this

From: Information [DPMC]
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Tēnā koe 

 

Thank you for emailing the Department of the Prime Minister and
Cabinet (DPMC), including the National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA).   

Please note, DPMC is not able to respond to emails that are
outside its purview. If the subject of your email does not relate to the
work of DPMC, we will forward your email to the appropriate Minister
or agency who will respond to you directly. To find out more about the
functions of DPMC please view our website - [1]https://dpmc.govt.nz/ 

 

If your correspondence is intended for the Prime Minister please email her
office at - [2][email address]. Contact information for other
Members of Parliament can be found at
- [3]https://www.parliament.nz/en/get-involve...

If you are writing about an issue relating to COVID-19, we encourage you
to first refer to the [4]COVID-19 website. Here’s a list of links that you
may find helpful: 

o [5]Current Alert Level
o [6]Latest Government COVID-19 information
o [7]Jobs, training and financial support
o [8]Travel and the border
o [9]Mental wellbeing, accessing health care and violence protection
o [10]Information for businesses
o [11]Proactive release of Government Response documents
o [12]Managed Isolation and Quarantine 

If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, please call your local GP or
contact the Healthline team on 0800 358 5453

Common Questions:

* Official Information Act (OIA) Requests will be formally acknowledged
during office hours and actioned accordingly. For more information
about the statutory OIA timeframes please see
- [13]http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/.
* For Job opportunities within DPMC please see
- [14]https://centralagenciesjobs.cass.govt.nz.... Please use
this website to apply for vacancies, unfortunately resumes received
through other avenues will not be considered.
* New Zealand Visas and requests for asylum are managed by Immigration
New Zealand. Please see - [15]https://www.immigration.govt.nz/. 

We hope one of the above links helps answer your question.  

We appreciate your patience at this time. Thanks again and please take
care.

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: Information [DPMC]
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

[IN-CONFIDENCE]

Kia ora

Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 which was received on 12 December 2021, copied below. A response will be provided in accordance with the Act. Please note under Section 2(1) of the Act, days in the period commencing 25 December 2021 through to 15 January 2022, are not counted as working days.

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) may publish the response to your Official Information Act (OIA) request.

When you are provided with a response to this request, you will be informed about whether the response to your OIA request will be published. If DPMC does publish the response to your OIA request, personal information, including your name and contact details, will be removed. This publication process does not apply to extension letters or transfers.

Ngā mihi,

Ministerial Coordinator
Ministerial and Business Services
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

E    [DPMC request email]

The information contained in this email message is for the attention of the intended recipient only and is not necessarily the official view or communication of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. If you are not the intended recipient you must not disclose, copy or distribute this message or the information in it. If you have received this message in error, please destroy the email and notify the sender immediately.

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: Information [DPMC]
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet


Attachment image001.png
24K Download

Attachment DPMCOIA Transfer OIA 2021 22 0754 Weston PM received post marketing information from Pfizer Annie Weston.pdf
280K Download View as HTML


 

 

[UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Kia ora koe,

 

Please see the attached letter regarding your recent OIA request.

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Ministerial Coordinator
Ministerial and Business Services
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
E    [1][DPMC request email]
 
[2]cid:image002.png@01D43609.296F69C0
 
The information contained in this email message is for the attention of
the intended recipient only and is not necessarily the official view or
communication of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. If you
are not the intended recipient you must not disclose, copy or distribute
this message or the information in it. If you have received this message
in error, please destroy the email and notify the sender immediately.

 

 

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[DPMC request email]

Link to this

From: Annie Weston

Dear Sarah Corbett,

I'd like to know when the Prime Minister received the post-marketing information from Pfizer.

You "believe that the information is more closely connected with the functions of the MOH" and so have transferred me.

I have actually already asked the MOH when they received it and I'm waiting on their reply.

I understand you believe that the MOH will know when Jacinda Ardern herself received the information but if they gave it to her then surely your department will know when you received it?

Or in the event she didn't receive it then surely you will also know that?

Yours sincerely,

Annie Weston

Link to this

From: OIA Requests


Attachment H202117251 Weston FINAL.pdf
315K Download View as HTML


Kia ora Annie
Please find a request from the Ministry of Health to rescope your
consolidated requests. 

  

Ngā mihi 

 

OIA Services 

Office of the Director-General | Ministry of Health  

  

E: [1][email address]  

  

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[email address]

Link to this

From: OIA Requests


Attachment H202117251 Annie Weston FINAL.pdf
6.3M Download View as HTML


Kia ora Annie
Please find attached a response to your request for official information.

 

Ngâ mihi 

 

OIA Services 

Office of the Director-General | Ministry of Health  

  

E: [1][email address]  

 

Do your bit to keep New Zealand COVID free; get vaccinated; wear a mask;
practice good hygiene (includes washing your hands often and coughing into
your elbow), sign using the NZ COVID Tracer app, if you’re unwell stay
home and get tested. 

 

  

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[email address]

Link to this

Things to do with this request

Anyone:
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet only: