Amount of COVID 19 Vaccines Expired From May 2021 to July 2021

The request was refused by Department of Health.

Dear Department of Health,

This is a formal FOI request for documents describing the number of COVID-19 vaccines that have expired in the period between 1st of May to the 15th of July 2021.

Yours faithfully,
Andrew Nguyen

FOI, Department of Health

Attention: Andrew Nguyen

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – NOTIFICATION OF RECEIPT

I am writing to notify you that the Department of Health (department) received your request on 18 July 2021 for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) being:

"documents describing the number of COVID-19 vaccines that have expired in the period between 1st of May to the 15th of July 2021"

The statutory timeframe for processing your request is 30 calendar days within which a decision on access to the requested documents is to be notified.

The department may impose a charge for the work involved in providing access to the documents. If this request attracts a charge you will be notified in writing.

Unless you advise otherwise, duplicate documents and Commonwealth employee names and contact details below Senior Executive Service level and mobile telephone numbers of all staff will be excluded from the scope of your request under s22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act.

You can contact the FOI Unit on (02) 6289 1666, or via email at [email address], should you have any enquiries.

Kind regards
FOI Officer

FOI and Legislation Section

Legal & Assurance Division | Corporate Operations Group
Legal Advice & Legislation Branch
Australian Government Department of Health
T: 02 6289 1666 | E: [Health request email]
GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

The Department of Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Australia and their continued connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to all Elders past and present.

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FOI, Department of Health

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Dear Mr Nguyen

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – NOTIFICATION OF RECEIPT AND REQUEST FOR
AN EXTENSION OF TIME

I am writing to notify you that the Department of Health (department)
received your request on 19 July 2021 for access to documents under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) being:

documents describing the number of COVID-19 vaccines that have expired in
the period between 1st of May to the 15th of July 2021.

The statutory timeframe for processing your request is 30 calendar days
within which a decision on access to the requested documents is to be
notified.

The department may impose a charge for the work involved in providing
access to the documents.  If this request attracts a charge you will be
notified in writing.

Unless you advise otherwise, duplicate documents and Commonwealth employee
names and contact details below Senior Executive Service level and mobile
telephone numbers of all staff will be excluded from the scope of your
request under s22(1)(a)(ii) of the FOI Act.

Request for extension of time

 

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the department is dealing
with a very high volume of FOI requests. To ensure the department can
process your request in accordance with the requirements of the FOI Act,
including locating and providing access to all relevant documents, the
department would be grateful if you would agree to an extension of 30
calendar days for processing your request. If you agree, the department
will endeavour to provide a decision to you by 17 September 2021.

 

Next Steps

 

Please advise the department by 10 August 2021 if you agree to the 30 day
extension of processing time.

You can contact the FOI Unit on (02) 6289 1666, or via email at
[1][email address], should you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Isabel

 

FOI Unit – FOI and Legislation Section

Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666  | E: [2][email address

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

The Department of Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of
Australia and their continued connection to land, sea and community. We
pay our respects to all Elders past and present. 

 

If you receive this email in error, please delete it and contact the
sender immediately.

 

 

 

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Dear FOI,

Apologies for the late response. I would accept an extension of 30 days to the processing of the response.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Nguyen

FOI, Department of Health

Dear Mr Nguyen,

Thank you for agreeing to an extension.

The department will provide you with a decision in due course.

FOI Unit

FOI and Legislation Section

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch
Legal & Assurance Division | Corporate Operations Group
Australian Government Department of Health
T: 02 6289 1666 | E: [Health request email]
GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

The Department of Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Australia and their continued connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to all Elders past and present.

If you receive this email in error, please delete it and contact the sender immediately.

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GAHAN, Isabel, Department of Health

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Dear Mr Nguyen

 

Please find attached correspondence from the Department of Health.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Unit

 

FOI and Legislation Section

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Legal & Assurance Division | Corporate Operations Group

Australian Government Department of Health

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

The Department of Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of
Australia and their continued connection to land, sea and community. We
pay our respects to all Elders past and present.

 

If you receive this email in error, please delete it and contact the
sender immediately.

 

 

"Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the
addressee and may contain confidential or legally privileged information. 
If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any use or
dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited.  If you
receive this transmission in error please notify the author immediately
and delete all copies of this transmission."