21 May 2021: OIA response | Units of meningococcal (groups a, c, y and w-135) conjugate vaccine distributed since April 2018

21 May 2021

Dear [name and contact details withheld]

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your request dated 22 April 2021 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to the meningococcal (groups A, C, Y and W-135) conjugate vaccine (Menactra). You requested: 

The number of units of Menactra funded by PHARMAC for the last 3 years.

From April 2018 to March 2021, a total of 43,601 units of funded meningococcal (groups A, C, Y and W-135) conjugate vaccines (Menactra) have been distributed to vaccinators in Aotearoa New Zealand.

To assist with your request, we have provided a breakdown of the number of units of meningococcal (groups A, C, Y and W-135) conjugate vaccine distributed by year and month in the table below.

We trust that this information answers your queries. We are making our information more freely available, so we now publish selected OIA responses (excluding personal details) on our website. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about this. 

Yours sincerely 

Rachel Read
Manager, Policy and Government Services

Table 1: Units of meningococcal (groups A, C, Y and W-135) conjugate vaccine distributed per month from April 2018 to March 2021

Month distributed

2018

2019

2020

2021

January

 

283

2,821

2,183

February

 

220

4,107

3,553

March

 

287

1,776

854

April

219

247

309

 

May

288

346

386

 

June

229

286

586

 

July

235

280

470

 

August

241

290

490

 

September

128

249

911

 

October

185

265

1,161

 

November

276

935

1,221

 

December

12,593

3,253

1,438

 

Total

14,394

6,941

15,676

6,590