31 May 2021: OIA response | Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23) doses distributed since November 2013

31 May 2021 

Dear [name and contact details withheld] 

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION 

Thank you for your request dated 3 May 2021 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23). You requested: 

The number of 23PPV doses distributed since the programme began in 2006. 

Please note, we only hold distribution data from 1 November 2013. Please find the data we hold for PPV23 included below. 

As PHARMAC took over responsibility for the National Immunisation Schedule from the Ministry of Health in 2012 and regional vaccine distribution from 2014, we have decided to transfer your request to the Ministry (under section 14 of the OIA) to provide data for doses distributed prior to November 2013. 

Please note you have the right, by way of complaint under section 28(3) of the OIA to an Ombudsman, to seek an investigation and review of our decision.

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: PPV23 doses distributed by the Regional Vaccine Stores to vaccinators, by month

Month

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

January

 

380

183

283

204

295

388

318

462

February

 

414

270

273

244

271

324

391

324

March

 

375

285

386

429

423

442

1380

351

April

 

527

424

575

513

689

513

1146

348

May

 

462

598

510

625

746

685

777

 

June

 

290

290

436

390

647

554

771

 

July

 

299

257

484

310

430

399

560

 

August

 

237

291

357

443

405

399

363

 

September

 

224

533

352

287

269

380

437

 

October

 

241

469

276

314

377

371

412

 

November

290

319

321

224

317

361

355

530

 

December

256

371

262

179

237

287

197

396