The request was refused by Ministry of Health.
From: Jai Ganesh
Dear Ministry of Health,
Please provide the contract you entered with Pfizer for their Covid vaccine in the interest of public awareness given the public funded the purchase, thanks.
From: OIA Requests
Thank you for your request for official information received 17 December
"Please provide the contract you entered with Pfizer for their
Covid vaccine in the interest of public awareness given the public funded
the purchase, thanks."
The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H2022018762.
As required under the Official Information Act 1982 we will endeavor to
respond to your request no later than 3 February 2023, being 20 working
days after the day your request was received.
If we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we
will notify you of an extension of that time frame.
If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.
Government and Executive Services l Te Pou Whakatere Kāwanatanga
From: OIA Requests
Kia ora Jai
Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 (the
Act) to Manatū Hauora (the Ministry of Health) on 17 December 2022. You
"Please provide the contract you entered with Pfizer for their Covid
vaccine in the interest of public awareness given the public funded the
Manatū Hauora is unable to provide you with a copy of the Pfizer contract
due to commercial sensitivity. Therefore, the information you have
requested is withheld in full under the following sections of the Act:
o Section 9(2)(b)(ii) as its release would likely unreasonably prejudice
the commercial position of the person who supplied the information.
o Section 9(2)(ba)(ii) to protect information that is subject to an
obligation of confidence and making it available would likely damage
the public interest.
Although the Ministry appreciates the high degree of public interest in
its vaccination programme and the Pfizer vaccine, this does not outweigh
the need to protect the commercial sensitivity of the information in the
There is a large amount of information publicly available about the
vaccine, including on the Medsafe website here:
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: [email address] or by calling 0800
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