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Comirnaty for Omicron

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From: Athina Andonatou

Dear Ministry of Health,
Many headlines are suggesting that the Pfizer Comirnaty injection works against Omicron, please provide all information, studies and research used to inform this position

Yours faithfully,

Athina Andonatou

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Kia ora,

 

Thank you for your Official Information Act (the Act) request. This is
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Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic response, the Ministry is experiencing
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Kia ora Athina,
Thank you for your email. While the Act allows New Zealanders to ask for
information from Ministers and government agencies, there is no
requirement for agencies to create new information, compile information
they do not hold or provide or prove an opinion. The Ministry is unable to
comment on any headlines that you may be referring to. 
However, the Ministry regularly updates its science updates page
here: [1]https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise....
Information regarding Omicron from the CDC can be found
here: [2]https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nco....
Other links you may find useful:

* [3]https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...
* [4]https://www.health.govt.nz/news-media/ne...

Under section 28(3) of the Act you have the right to ask the Ombudsman to
review any decisions made under this request. The Ombudsman may be
contacted by email at: [5][email address] or by calling 0800
802 602. 

 

Ngā mihi 

OIA Services Team 

  

[6]Ministry of Health information releases 

[7]Unite against COVID-19 

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From: Athina Andonatou <[FOI #17992 email]>
Sent: Saturday, 18 December 2021 05:15
To: OIA Requests <[email address]>
Subject: Official Information request - Comirnaty for Omicron
 
Dear Ministry of Health,
Many headlines are suggesting that the Pfizer Comirnaty injection works
against Omicron, please provide all information, studies and research used
to inform this position

Yours faithfully,

Athina Andonatou

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From: Athina Andonatou

Dear OIA Requests,
I'm not asking for an opinion, I am requesting all documentation: minute meetings, scientific articles or research used to inform the decision to inject 5-11 year olds with comirnaty considering they have a 99.995% chance of surviving should they get covid.

Yours sincerely,

Athina Andonatou

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Kia ora Athina

 

Thank you for your request for official information, received on 21
December 2021 2021 requesting:  

 

“I am requesting all documentation: minute meetings, scientific articles
or research used to inform the decision to inject 5-11 year olds with
comirnaty considering they have a 99.995% chance of surviving should
they get covid."

 

The Ministry of Health has decided to extend the period of time available
to respond to your request under section 15A of the Official Information
Act 1982 (the Act) as consultation necessary to make a decision on your
request is such that a proper response cannot reasonably be made within
the normal 20 working day time limit. The Ministry of Health will reply to
your request by no later than 2 March 2022,  earlier if possible.  

 

You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to
review my decision to extend the time available to respond to your
request. The Ombudsman may be contacted by email
at: [1][email address] or by calling 0800 802 602 

Ngâ mihi

 

OIA Services Team

 

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[3]Unite against COVID-19

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Kia ora Athina 

 

Thank you for your request on 21 December 2021 for:

"all documentation: minute meetings, scientific articles or research
used to inform the decision to inject 5-11 year olds with comirnaty
considering they have a 99.995% chance of surviving should they get
covid."

 

The Ministry has decided to provide a response to your request, however,
due to the COVID-19 response, the Ministry is experiencing significantly
higher volumes of queries and will be unable to provide you with the
response to your request today. Please find below the list of documents
that are going to be released to you and the grounds where information
will be withheld.  Please note, the Ministry is currently processing your
request and we endeavour to have this information to you as soon as
possible. 

Seven documents were found within scope of your request. 

Documents 1 - 5:

* Summary of paediatric products and projected timeline for receipt.
* COVID-19 Vaccine and Immunisation Programme Proposed implementation
approach for vaccine roll out for 5 to 11year olds.

* CVIP 5 to 11 Vaccination Plan: Pfizer paediatric rollout.

* Memo: COVID-19 vaccine paediatric use for children 5 to 11 years. 

* National Immunisation Programme UPDATE: 5–11-year-old vaccination
rollout.

Documents 1 - 5 are being released to you with some information withheld
under: 

* Section 9(2)(b)(ii) of the Act where its release would likely
unreasonably prejudice the commercial position of the person who
supplied the information. 
* Section 9(2)(g)(i) of the Act to maintain the effective conduct of
public affairs through the free and frank expression of opinions by or
between or to Ministers and officers and employees of any public
service agency. 
* Section 9(2)(f)(iv) of the Act to maintain the constitutional
conventions that protect the confidentiality of advice tendered by
Ministers and officials.

Documents 5 and 6:

Documents 5 and 6 are being released to you in full:

* 5-11 year old vaccination data.

* Child Wellbeing Impact Assessment COVID-19 Immunisation for children 5
to 11 years .



We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.   

  

Ngâ mihi 

  

OIA Services 

Government Services 

Office of the Director-General 

Ministry of Health 

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From: Athina Andonatou

Dear OIA Requests,
Thank you for the update. While that information may be helpful, I'm asking for the information used to inform that it was indeed safe and effective to inject 5-11 year olds rather than just the planned rollout. Here is the original question. "all documentation: minute meetings, scientific articles or research used to inform the decision to inject 5-11 year olds with comirnaty considering they have a 99.995% chance of surviving should they get covid."

Yours sincerely,

Athina Andonatou

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Thank you for your Official Information Act request. This is
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In accordance with the Act, we'll let you know our decision within no more
than 20 working days. If you'd like to calculate the timeframe, you can
use the Ombudsman's online calculator
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Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic response, the Ministry is experiencing
significantly higher volumes of queries and requests for information. This
means we may take some time in responding to your request. The Ministry
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Please also refer to the Unite Against Covid-19 website for copies of
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Ministry of Health

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