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10 April 2019
[FYI request #9850 email];
Dear Anna-Lisa RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10065
I refer to your email dated 13 March 2019 requesting the following information under the Official
Information Act from Canterbury DHB regarding Measles cases, age group and MMR Immunisation status.
Please provide me with information regarding the latest measles outbreak in Canterbury (March
2019) how many individuals contracted the illness, out of this how many were vaccinated fully (2
does of MMR) and how many were partially vaccinated (1 dose MMR) and also age bracket of
We are declining your request under Section 18(g) of the Official Information Act, on the basis that we
do not hold the information requested.
However you can access information on the NZ Ministry of Health website; https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/measles.
Please find attached as Appendix 1
the latest ESR Measles Report dated 3 April 2019. (These updated
reports can be found on the Ministry of Health website).
If you disagree with our decision you may, under section 28(3) of the Official Information Act, seek an
investigation and review of our decision from the Ombudsman. Information about how to make a
complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz;
or Freephone 0800 802 602.
Please note that this response, or an edited version of this response, may be published on the
Canterbury DHB website after your receipt of this response.
Carolyn Gullery Executive Director
Planning, Funding & Decision Support