Monkeypox vaccination advice

Liam White made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

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From: Liam White

Dear Ministry of Health,

Under the Official Information Act I request the following information:

All information about why second generation Smallpox vaccines have been ruled out as an option by New Zealand health authorities.

Information about current second generation Smallpox vaccine stocks in New Zealand.

Information about timelines for implementation of a vaccination programme using second generation Smallpox vaccines vs. third generation vaccines.

Any projections on the impact of a Monkeypox outbreak in New Zealand on gay and bisexual men in the following scenarios:

A) Do nothing
B) Use second generation vaccines when available
C) Use third generation vaccines when available

Yours faithfully,

Liam White

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Kia ora Liam,  

  

Thank you for your request for official information. The Ministry's
reference number for your request is: H2022009512.  

  

As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Ministry will
endeavour to respond to your request no later than 20 working days after
the day your request was received. If you'd like to calculate the
timeframe, you can use the Ombudsman's online calculator
here: [1]http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/  

  

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch. 

 

Ngā mihi 

  

OIA Services Team 

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