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Notice Type
Authorities/Other Agencies of State
Notice Title

Determination of New Organisms

Pursuant to section 26 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (“Act”), the Environmental Protection Authority hereby determines that the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine BNT162b2 (COMIRNATY™) is not a new organism for the purpose of the Act.

Dated at Wellington this 11th day of February 2021.

Dr KERRY LAING, Chair, Decision-making Committee of the Authority.