Meningococcal W and Scout Jamboree

OIA response

15 May 2019

[Name and contact details redacted]

Dear [Name redacted]


Thank you for your request dated 12 April 2019 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to Meningococcal W.  You asked for all information and communications relating to advice to people going to the Scout Jamboree in Northland this summer (2018/19). You requested this information by date, type, audience and subject matter.

After carefully considering your request we have agreed to release the following information.




Subject matter

23 November 2018

Email containing question and answer on jamboree

Ministry of Health to PHARMAC

What is your advice to people going to the Scout Jamboree in Northland this summer?

“We have advised the organisers of the Jamboree that there is a community outbreak in Northland and advised that extra vigilance is required.  also suggested that attendees from overseas should check their vaccination status.”

18 December 2018

Phone call

Sanofi to PHARMAC

Sanofi advised that 600 doses of Menactra had been requested for private market for the scout jamboree.

We trust that this information answers your queries.  We are making our information more freely available, so we will 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

[Alison Hill's signature]

Alison Hill
Director, Engagement and Implementation