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
|2018||2020||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.||Tamiflu||National Health Emergency Plan: National Reserve Supplies|
|Respiratory PPE (Masks)||We store 2 different types of masks: P2 and General Purpose||
The COVID-19 response has resulted in the use and replenishment of the National Reserve Supply of masks.
|National Health Emergency Plan: National Reserve Supplies|
|General Purpose||7 million|
|Syringes||Syringe supplies adequate to support a pandemic mass vaccination campaign||10.2 million syringes||2017||2022||National Health Emergency Plan: H5N1 Pre-Pandemic Vaccine Usage Policy|
|Sharps bins||Sharps bins supplies adequate to support a pandemic mass vaccination campaign||40,000 sharps bins||2013||No formal expiry date|
|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||Varies by DHB – management of the supply is the responsibility of each DHB||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||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|
We will endeavour to regularly update this page but there may be delays due to the COVID-19 response.