Monkeypox vaccination advice
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
From: OIA Requests
Kia ora Liam,
Thank you for your request for official information. The Ministry's
reference number for your request is: H2022009512.
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