Pandemic influenza plans, policies and publications for the health sector.
The New Zealand Influenza Pandemic Action Plan is intended for anyone involved in planning for or responding to an influenza pandemic, as well as providing general information on pandemics and government planning for New Zealand as a whole.
The National Reserve Supplies Usage Policy document provides some details about New Zealand's national reserves of health supplies for use in health emergencies, and outlines policies for their use.
The H5N1 Pre-Pandemic Vaccine Usage Policy document provides some details about New Zealand's supply of this vaccine, and outlines policies for its use.
Other guidance and publications
The National Laboratory Guidelines for Pandemic Influenza are intended for use by health professionals and laboratory staff to ensure safe handling and collection of human specimens for diagnosis of influenza with pandemic potential.
Getting Through Together: Ethical Values for a Pandemic is guidance from the National Ethics Advisory Committee on ethical values for a pandemic. The emphasis is given to using shared values to assist people to care for themselves, their whānau and their neighbours, and using shared values to make decisions in situations of overwhelming demand.