Paxlovid supply numbers

OIA response

Thank you for your request dated 31/7/2023 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to Paxlovid. You requested:

  • Number of supplies of Paxlovid that have entered NZ in 2023
  • Number of supplies of Paxlovid that have not been prescribed and have expired in 2023

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

  • So far, 71,048 courses of Paxlovid have been delivered to New Zealand in 2023.
  • Pharmac does not hold information on the number of Paxlovid courses that have not been prescribed; however, as of 21 August 2023, 30,610 courses of Paxlovid remain available at the wholesaler.
  • None of the courses of Paxlovid secured by Pharmac have expired.

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