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From: Lisa

Dear Ministry of Health,

Under the Official Information Act I request information on long COVID as follows.

1. Please confirm how long COVID cases are identified, coded and recorded.

2. Please confirm the number of long COVID cases in New Zealand since we have started recording this information and break into age groups in 10 year brackets.

3. Please confirm the vaccine status of the long COVID cases using unvaccinated (no COVID vaccine received), partially vaccinated (1 COVID vaccine received), fully vaccinated (2 COVID vaccines received) and boosted (2 COVID vaccines and at least 1 booster received).

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Yours faithfully,

Lisa

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Kia ora Lisa,  

  

Thank you for your request for official information. The Ministry's
reference number for your request is: H2022010466.  

  

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
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Ngā mihi 

  

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

Ngā mihi 

  

OIA Services Team 

M[1]inistry of Health information releases 
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Chris McCashin left an annotation ()

Hi Lisa,
Suspect I could tell you the results once they put this information together.
Long Covid - Vaccinated - 100%
Long Covid - Unvaccinated - 0%
And long covid should probably be defined as ongoing health issues from the covid vaccine due to a compromised immune system. The truth always comes out and despite the MOH playing games with obfuscation, hidden information, misleading datasets amongst others the information starting to filter through is not on the governments side. Sadly thousands of lives have been ruined.

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Hi Chris

The definition for long COVID itself includes those vaccine side effects but yes I agree with you.

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Dear OIA Requests,
Thank you for your reply, unfortunately I have waited before for data that was going to be made public and when it was did not match my request.

Can you please confirm the report that will be made available in two months will contain the data I have requested.

If it will not please review your response.

Yours sincerely,

Lisa

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Kia ora Lisa
Thank you for your email.
To clarify, the response you received stated that Manatū Hauora will begin
reporting on long COVID conditions in the next 2 months. This means that
data will start being collected in that time. This is why your request was
refused under section 18(g)(i), as the data is not currently held
by Manatū Hauora. We invite you to make another request at the end of the
year.
The Ministry stands by its response given to you on 14 September
2022. 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: [1][email address] or by
calling 0800 802 602.

Ngā mihi 

  

OIA Services Team 

M[2]inistry of Health information releases 
U[3]nite against COVID-19 

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From: Lisa <[FOI #20256 email]>
Sent: Thursday, 15 September 2022 08:13
To: OIA Requests <[email address]>
Subject: Re: Response to your request for official information ref:
H2022010466
 
Dear OIA Requests,
Thank you for your reply, unfortunately I have waited before for data that
was going to be made public and when it was did not match my request.

Can you please confirm the report that will be made available in two
months will contain the data I have requested.

If it will not please review your response.

Yours sincerely,

Lisa

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Athina Andonatou left an annotation ()

Wow....considering this is supposedly the biggest pandemic of our time and they're using experimental technology, one would expect their record keeping to be very, very, detailed. Yet, it is not, it seems they're hiding something.

Keep up with the questions truth seekers

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From: Lisa

Dear OIA Requests,

Thank you for your quick reply.

I am surprised by your answer.

As the Ministry of Health have noted “Long COVID appears to be more common among people who had severe COVID-19 symptoms when they first got sick but can also affect those who initially had mild or moderate COVID-19. Even people who initially had no symptoms may go on to develop long COVID. Long COVID is seen in all age groups. However, it appears to be less common in children and adolescents than in adults.“ on their website https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-nove...

To print this relevant data must be held.

An April 2022 presentation shared on the same web page (https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/...) also notes the Ministry will collect data and many of the other areas of focus would also have required data.

Please advise why the data collected since April 2022 is not held and available.

Yours sincerely,

Lisa

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Kia ora Lisa 

 

Thank you for your email. The data used to support the information on our
website is based upon international advice and guidance regarding long
COVID. Manatū Hauora does not hold the information to the level of
specificity you have requested. 

 

You can find more information about this on our website. The clinical
guidelines cite the references Manatū Hauroa has used. There is also a
more technical update on the sciences news page. You can find these at: 

 

o [1]www.health.govt.nz/publication/clinical-rehabilitation-guideline-people-long-covid-aotearoa-new-zealand 
o [2]www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-resources-and-tools/covid-19-science-news 

 

The Ministry stands by its response given to you on 14 September 2022.
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: [3][email address] or by calling 0800
802 602.  

Ngā mihi 

  

OIA Services Team 

M[4]inistry of Health information releases 
U[5]nite against COVID-19 

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 From: Lisa <[FOI #20256 email]>
 Sent: Thursday, 15 September 2022 08:13
 To: OIA Requests <[email address]>
 Subject: Re: Response to your request for official information ref:
 H2022010466
  
 Dear OIA Requests,
 Thank you for your reply, unfortunately I have waited before for data
that
 was going to be made public and when it was did not match my request.

 Can you please confirm the report that will be made available in two
 months will contain the data I have requested.

 If it will not please review your response.

 Yours sincerely,

 Lisa

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Dear OIA Requests,

Thank you again.

Can you please advise what level of data regarding long COVID in New Zealand is held.

Yours sincerely,

Lisa

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Athina Andonatou left an annotation ()

May be interesting to ask for links to the sources of the international advice and guidance regarding long COVID they're basing this on

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Kia ora Lisa
Thank you for your email. To clarify, Manatū Hauora does not hold the
information to the level of specificity you have requested, as the
information you have requested is not held by the Ministry at this time.
As advised in your response letter, coding is currently being rolled out
across the health sector that will facilitate the collection of this data.

Ngā mihi 

  

OIA Services Team 

M[1]inistry of Health information releases 
U[2]nite against COVID-19 

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From: Lisa

Dear OIA Requests,

I request under the Official Information Act all data held regarding Long COVID in New Zealand.

Yours sincerely,

Lisa

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Kia ora Lisa,  

  

Thank you for your request for official information. The Ministry's
reference number for your request is: H2022013187.  

  

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 

M[2]inistry of Health information releases 
U[3]nite against COVID-19 

 

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