Current or estimated volumes of COVID-19 vaccines

OIA response

Thank you for your request dated 22 August 2023 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to COVID-19 vaccines. You requested:

‘Current or estimated volumes of COVID-19 vaccines in New Zealand’

We are pleased to provide you with the information you requested.

Pharmac has the following data on COVID-19 vaccine distribution since Jan 2022, however please keep in mind:

  • Historical data is not an indication of future demand.
  • This data is distribution not administration.
  • These numbers include vaccine wastage.
  • Eligibility for future years could change.
  • Uptake rates in the future may differ to previous years.
Month Doses distributed to vaccinators
1/01/2022 1,841,850
1/02/2022 1,118,550
1/03/2022 445,230
1/04/2022 246,190
1/05/2022 143,730
1/06/2022 246,120
1/07/2022 461,220
1/08/2022 300,870
1/09/2022 165,490
1/10/2022 146,370
1/11/2022 135,410
1/12/2022 128,620
1/01/2023 96,920
1/02/2023 113,240
1/03/2023 127,800
1/04/2023 362,166
1/05/2023 161,676
1/06/2023 105,478
1/07/2023 87,092

You may also be interested to know that Te Whatu Ora has data which is updated regularly on patient COVID-19 vaccine administration.(external link)

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