Responses to Official Information Act requests

The Ministry makes Official Information Act (OIA) responses available where the information is considered to be of public interest, and where there is no risk to the privacy of individuals. The names and contact details of requestors are removed before publication.

To find out more about making an OIA request, visit OIA requests, where you can make a request via the online tool. Alternatively you can email the OIA Services team.

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02 December 2021 07 October 2021 Information on vaccine consent for 12 to 15 year olds H202113070 Response (6 October 2021) (pdf, 196 KB)
H202111971 Response (7 October 2021) (pdf, 209 KB)
30 November 2021 04 November 2021 Information on provisional approval of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine (Comirnaty) H202113975 Response (4 November 2021) (pdf, 305 KB)
25 November 2021 11 November 2021 Information regarding the Pfizer vaccine (Comirnaty) H202105715 (1 June 2021) (pdf, 158 KB)
H202109031 (29 July 2021) (pdf, 171 KB)
H202109490 (5 August 2021) (pdf, 288 KB)
H202112042 (17 September 2021) (pdf, 147 KB)
H202110912 (22 September 2021) (pdf, 201 KB)
H202112133 (7 October 2021) (pdf, 213 KB)
H202114749 Response (21 October 2021) (pdf, 367 KB)
H202112655 Response (20 October 2021) (pdf, 203 KB)
H202112578 Response (20 October 2021) (pdf, 187 KB)
H202113326 Response (8 October 2021) (pdf, 225 KB)
24 November 2021 20 October 2021 Information on COVID-19 H202111151 Response (5 October 2021) (pdf, 1.7 MB)
H202104788 Response (7 May 2021) (pdf, 212 KB)
H202114647 Response (11 November 2021) (pdf, 188 KB)
H202114944 Response (9 November 2021) (pdf, 255 KB)
H202114604 Response (20 October 2021) (pdf, 356 KB)
24 November 2021 20 September 2021 The Ministry of Health's COVID-19 Delta Response Plan H202110943 Response (20 September 2021) (pdf, 198 KB)
24 November 2021 15 September 2021 Information on saliva testing H202110058 Response (15 September 2021) (pdf, 7.3 MB)
22 November 2021 27 September 2021 Bluetooth tracing during the August 2021 COVID-19 outbreak H202111226 Response (27 September 2021) (pdf, 221 KB)
12 October 2021 13 August 2021 Documents discovered by the Crown in the Nga Kaitiaki Tuku Iho Medical Action Society v Minister of Health proceedings H202106950 Response (pdf, 13.9 MB)
05 October 2021 05 October 2021 Information on digital health initiatives - Hira (National health information platform) H202104160 Response (pdf, 6.4 MB)
30 September 2021 30 September 2021 Information relating to colonoscopy services H202108227 Response (pdf, 281 KB)
27 September 2021 16 August 2021 Medicinal cannabis and CBD products H202009007 (28 January 2021) (pdf, 124 KB)
H202109413 (16 August 2021) (pdf, 796 KB)
14 September 2021 20 April 2021 Information on pharmacies in New Zealand (as at April 2021) H202104488 Response (pdf, 1.6 MB)
06 September 2021 03 September 2021 Briefings relating to strengthening food environments H202108521 Response (pdf, 4.3 MB)
24 August 2021 16 August 2021 Adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) reported with COVID-19 vaccines H202109034 (pdf, 120 KB)
H202109086 (pdf, 133 KB)
24 August 2021 06 August 2021 COVID-19 vaccine purchase agreement with Pfizer H202109731 (pdf, 193 KB)
24 August 2021 16 July 2021 Clinical considerations for COVID-19 vaccine use H202108423 (pdf, 170 KB)
H202108431 (pdf, 178 KB)
29 July 2021 28 July 2021 Information on CT value in Covid-19 RT-PCR testing H202109044 Response (pdf, 2 MB)
29 July 2021 24 June 2021 Data on psychiatric medicine prescriptions H202106582 Response (pdf, 1.1 MB)
05 July 2021 27 August 2020 Information relating to MIQ costs H20200535 Response (pdf, 797 KB)
H20205363 Response (pdf, 893 KB)
H20205365 Response (pdf, 811 KB)
H20206135 Response (pdf, 806 KB)
H20208980 Response (pdf, 734 KB)
H20205357 Response (pdf, 757 KB)
29 June 2021 28 June 2021 Data on COVID-19 vaccinations broken down by priority groups H202107160 Response (pdf, 815 KB)
29 June 2021 24 June 2021 Information on adverse events following immunisation - COMIRNATY vaccine H202106405 Response (pdf, 129 KB)
29 June 2021 18 May 2021 Information on digital vaccine certification H202105321 Response (pdf, 3.2 MB)
21 June 2021 09 November 2020 Information on COVID-19 PCR testing H202007924 Response (pdf, 175 KB)
21 June 2021 09 November 2020 Information on COVID-19 PCR testing H202007924 Response (pdf, 175 KB)
24 May 2021 17 May 2021 Information on the COVID-19 Immunisation Register H202104358 Response (pdf, 10.4 MB)
24 May 2021 10 May 2021 Mental health and wellbeing in MIQ facilities H202100129 Response (pdf, 813 KB)
18 May 2021 18 May 2021 Information on cannabidiol products supplied under s29 of the Medicines Act 1981 H202103709 Response (pdf, 1.3 MB)
10 May 2021 10 May 2021 Documents relating to improving public health measures H202008242 Response (pdf, 2.5 MB)
10 May 2021 10 May 2021 Information about about the Pfizer (COMIRNATY) vaccine. H202104662 Response (pdf, 181 KB)
03 May 2021 COVID-19 cases in MIQ facilities based on country of origin H202104105 (pdf, 2.7 MB)
30 April 2021 17 March 2021 Data on antidepressant prescriptions 2017-2021 H202101435 (pdf, 1.2 MB)
15 April 2021 25 March 2021 Briefings on COVID-19 vaccine rollout H202100194 H202100195 (pdf, 3.5 MB)
13 April 2021 08 April 2021 Positive COVID-19 (including confirmed and probable cases) in Managed Isolation and Quarantine Facilities (MIQF). H202102941 (pdf, 2.2 MB)
13 April 2021 25 March 2021 COVID-19 testing protocols H202102835 (pdf, 169 KB)
13 April 2021 19 February 2021 National Asset Management Programme reports on mental health and intellectual disability units H202009166 (pdf, 11 MB)
09 April 2021 07 April 2021 COVID-19 mRNA-based vaccine H202102876 (pdf, 183 KB)
31 March 2021 03 February 2021 Shaken Baby or Paediatric Abusive Head Trauma H202009289 (pdf, 2.8 MB)
31 March 2021 03 February 2021 Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) questions H202009294 (pdf, 341 KB)
26 March 2021 02 March 2021 COVID Tracer App information and cost H202009295 2 Feb 2021 (pdf, 3.4 MB)
26 March 2021 02 February 2021 COVID PCR test and test kit information H202100145 2 Feb 2021 (pdf, 202 KB)
26 March 2021 02 February 2021 COVID various testing and vaccine questions H202009440 2 Feb 2021 (pdf, 174 KB)
26 March 2021 02 February 2021 COVID Virus isolation H202100116 2 Feb 2021 (pdf, 372 KB)
26 March 2021 01 February 2021 COVID immunisation certificate and quarantine questions H202100035 1 Feb 2021 (pdf, 236 KB)
26 March 2021 01 February 2021 COVID use of hydroxychloroquine H202100277 1 Feb 2021 (pdf, 136 KB)
26 March 2021 01 February 2021 COVID vaccine safety H202100314 1 Feb 2021 (pdf, 170 KB)
26 March 2021 01 February 2021 Data on adverse events involving medical devices H202108538 1 Feb 2021 (pdf, 945 KB)
26 March 2021 01 February 2021 Flu vaccinations and positive COVID tests H202100064 1 Feb 2021 (pdf, 2.1 MB)
26 March 2021 01 February 2021 Personal protective equipment from specific suppliers H202009422 1 Feb 2021 (pdf, 119 KB)
23 March 2021 23 March 2021 COVID PCR test swab manufaturers H202102134 23 March 2021 (pdf, 137 KB)
23 March 2021 23 March 2021 Use of puberty blockers H202103211 23 March 2021 (pdf, 214 KB)
18 March 2021 12 March 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine information for recipients H202101370 (pdf, 1.5 MB)
17 March 2021 11 March 2021 Arrivals from Australia and COVID-19 data H202101942 11 March 2021 (pdf, 260 KB)
16 March 2021 29 January 2021 Reviews of Canterbury DHB capacity H202009434 (pdf, 3.3 MB)
16 March 2021 28 January 2021 Aged care facilities and respite under 65s H202100333 (pdf, 2.1 MB)
16 March 2021 28 January 2021 COVID-19 various questions about virus and vaccine H202009196 (pdf, 2.4 MB)
16 March 2021 28 January 2021 Patient transport and care following surgery H202009231 (pdf, 2.4 MB)
16 March 2021 27 January 2021 COVID testing H202100094 (pdf, 174 KB)
16 March 2021 26 January 2021 COVID-19 Cycle Threshold value for PCR testing H202100070 (pdf, 188 KB)
16 March 2021 26 January 2021 Early medical abortions data H202009427 (pdf, 353 KB)
16 March 2021 21 January 2021 COVID-19 PCR testing kits H202009192 (pdf, 157 KB)
16 March 2021 20 January 2021 Recruitment of research advisors / analysts H202009298 (pdf, 857 KB)
16 March 2021 19 January 2021 COVID-19 vaccine effect H202100059 (pdf, 408 KB)
16 March 2021 19 January 2021 Elective surgery data H202009181 (pdf, 4.1 MB)
16 March 2021 02 December 2020 Face mask analysis H202008389 (pdf, 220 KB)
10 March 2021 28 January 2021 COVID-19 test results; various questions H202009165 (pdf, 1.3 MB)
10 March 2021 28 January 2021 COVID-19 various questions about virus and vaccine H202009196 (pdf, 2.4 MB)
10 March 2021 28 January 2021 Sepsis data H20210030 (pdf, 2.8 MB)
10 March 2021 27 January 2021 COVID-19 vaccine information and adverse reaction questions H202008399 (pdf, 134 KB)
10 March 2021 27 January 2021 MIQ costs May 2020 H202008980 (pdf, 174 KB)
10 March 2021 21 January 2021 All information on Bluetooth technology use in COVID contact tracing H202008240 (pdf, 9.4 MB)
10 March 2021 21 January 2021 COVID-19 Alert Level 4 decision H202008777 (pdf, 297 KB)
10 March 2021 20 January 2021 COVID-19 contact tracing information H202008171 (pdf, 2.6 MB)
10 March 2021 20 January 2021 Health Improvement Practitioners and Health Coaches H202008634 (pdf, 215 KB)
10 March 2021 18 January 2021 Abortion statistics H202008401 (pdf, 187 KB)
10 March 2021 15 January 2021 Elective Services Patient Flow Indicators (ESPIs) data by DHB H202009432 (pdf, 423 KB)
10 March 2021 13 January 2021 GP enrolment data Auckland region H202008532 (pdf, 126 KB)
10 March 2021 11 January 2021 COVID-19 PCR testing cycles H202008534 (pdf, 158 KB)
10 March 2021 21 December 2020 Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) H202007923 21 Dec 2020 (pdf, 13.9 MB)
08 March 2021 18 February 2021 Medicinal Cannabis product applications as at February 2021 H202100053 18 Feb 2021 (pdf, 262 KB)
08 March 2021 17 February 2021 Medicinal cannabis prescription data H202100310 17 Feb 2021 (pdf, 110 KB)
08 March 2021 14 December 2020 Medicinal cannabis prescription various data and information H2021007921 14 Dec 2020 (pdf, 178 KB)
08 March 2021 10 December 2020 Medicinal cannabis product applications as at November 2020 H202008432 10 Dec 2020 (pdf, 194 KB)
08 March 2021 07 October 2020 Medicinal cannabis cultivation licence numbers H202007069 7 Oct 2020 (pdf, 115 KB)
08 March 2021 06 October 2020 Medicinal cannabis product assessment applications H202007018 6 Oct 2020 (pdf, 192 KB)
08 March 2021 22 September 2020 Medicinal cannabis applications for assessment H202006656 22 Sept 2020 (pdf, 118 KB)
08 March 2021 14 September 2020 Prescriptions for cannabis products and applications for licences H202006051 14 Sept 2020 (pdf, 216 KB)
08 March 2021 10 September 2020 Cannabidiol product distribution numbers H202006140 10 Sept 2020 (pdf, 137 KB)
08 March 2021 09 September 2020 Medicinal cannabis approvals H202006136 9 Sept 2020 (pdf, 518 KB)
08 March 2021 04 September 2020 Prescription cannabis products H202006002 4 Sept 2020 (pdf, 742 KB)
08 March 2021 25 August 2020 Medicinal cannabis licences as at August 2020 H202005977 25 Aug 2020 (pdf, 358 KB)
08 March 2021 29 July 2020 Cannabidiol (CBD) products H202005124 29 July 2020 (pdf, 580 KB)
05 March 2021 15 February 2021 COVID-19 use of Ivermectin H202100482 15 Feb 2021 (pdf, 181 KB)
01 March 2021 01 March 2021 COVID-19 PCR testing qualitative or quantitative H202102074 (pdf, 252 KB)
24 February 2021 24 February 2021 COVID-19 vaccines individual rights and safety H202100534 24 Feb 2021 (pdf, 236 KB)
24 February 2021 23 February 2021 COVID-19 various questions on testing and vaccine including transportation and storage H202100399 23 February 2021 (pdf, 251 KB)
17 February 2021 17 February 2021 COVID-19 mRNA Spike protein antibody research H202101220 (pdf, 271 KB)
01 February 2021 10 August 2020 Documents related to the National Asset Management Programme report H202004703 10 Aug 2020 (pdf, 7.6 MB)
20 January 2021 19 January 2021 Vaccine investment and liability H202008610 19 Jan 2021 (pdf, 2.4 MB)
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