Composition of the national reserve supply

The national reserve supply is made up as follows.

Item Description Volume Year of purchase Year of expiry Related documents
H5N1 pre-pandemic influenza vaccine The vaccine can reasonably be expected to provide some level of cross-protection against a human H5N1 virus 150,000 courses
(300,000 doses)
2013 2016 National Health Emergency Plan: H5N1 Pre-Pandemic Vaccine Usage Policy
Antiviral medication (Tamiflu and Relenza) Clinically indicated antivirals may shorten the duration and reduce the severity of the symptoms caused by influenza viruses. We store 2 different types of antivirals to provide an alternative for persons who are unable to take one of the medications. Note: The original purchase of Tamiflu stock occurred in 2005/06. This stock has expired and been replaced. Current stock as follows: National Health Emergency Plan: National Reserve Supplies
Tamiflu
586,400 courses 2012   2018
263,200 courses   2013 2019
263,200 courses 2014 2024
Relenza
97,148 courses 2016 2026
132,732 courses 2014 2021
Respiratory PPE (Masks) A mixed composition of general purpose and P2 Masks 17 million units compiled of 20% P2 / 80% general purpose.   2006–08 No formal expiry date, batches tested annually for efficacy National Health Emergency Plan: National Reserve Supplies  
Vaccination supplies (syringes and sharps bins)   Supplies adequate to support an H5N1 pre-pandemic vaccination campaign 300,000 syringes 40,000 sharps bins 2013 2018 National Health Emergency Plan: H5N1 Pre-Pandemic Vaccine Usage Policy
Body bags For adverse events and as part of the mass casuality action plan 24,700 2007 No formal expiry date National Health Emergency Plan: Mass casualty action plan
Antibiotics Antibiotics suitable for treatment of bacterial respiratory infections Volume varies by DHB, based on individual DHB requirements 2005–07   National Health Emergency Plan: National Reserve Supplies  
DHB stored PPE Contingency supply of critical clinical supplies, should normal supply chain be disrupted or an increased supply needed due to an adverse event (such as a pandemic) Volume and specific composition varies by DHB, based on individual DHB requirements 2005–07 Varies by DHB – management of the supply is the responsibility of each DHB  
Disposable linen Contingency for adverse event where linen supply chain disrupted 2,000 2013 2016  
2,000 2014 2016
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