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
|2019||2022||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. As this is an evolving situation stock levels may change at short notice. Stock levels noted below are as of 19 July 2021.||National Health Emergency Plan: National Reserve Supplies|
|General Purpose||11 million|
|Syringes||Syringe supplies adequate to support a pandemic mass vaccination campaign||
(5.1 million syringes were released to support the COVID-19 Immunisation Programme)
|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||Our sharps bins have been released to support the COVID-19 Immunisation Programme|
|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||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||No formal expiry date|
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