Vaccination Indemnity

S Hill made this Official Information request to The Treasury

Response to this request is long overdue. By law The Treasury should have responded by now (details and exceptions). The requester can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: S Hill

Dear The Treasury,

In September 2021 Grant Robertson Minister of Finance and Treasury on behalf of the Crown, gave indemnities to the following parties in relation to the supply of a COVID-19 vaccine:

- Pfizer New Zealand Limited
- Pfizer Inc
- BioNTech
- Specific associated persons
- Spain
- Denmark,

[1] Please confirm all parties that indemnities were given to in relation to the Vaccine, as well as dates.
[2] Please provide reasons for why indemnities were granted to stated parties.
[3] Please provide all notes and documents relating to indemnities
[4] Please provide all notes and documents by advising parties in relation to this matter
[5] Please provide the names of all parties who voted for this action, or were in a position of authority to decide this matter

S Hill

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Dear S Hill


Attached is the response to your Official Information Act request of 10
March 2023.


Kind regards,



Nikki Chamberlain (she/her) | Senior Ministerial Advisor | Te Tai Ôhanga –
The Treasury

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