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FG Reveals Why Some State Won't Get COVID-19 Vaccines




The Federal Government on Thursday revealed that some states who have not met the criteria for vaccine safety won't get any share of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccines.

Naija News reports that this was made known to State House correspondents by the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib.

Shuaib said, "We will not be sending vaccines to the states that have not fulfilled all of the criteria that will ensure that if the vaccines get to the states, they are going to be safe.

"For example, we have communicated to the states that they have to wrap up their security around their cold stors because these are very valuable vaccines and we do not want a situation where vaccines are taken to the states and criminal elements take advantage to vandalise these cold stores.

"We are also aware that during the #EndSARS vandalisation, there were some cold stores that actually suffered. I know that the state governors are trying to fix those but we have to verify that those are ready to receive our vaccines.

"We are working with the sub-national level; we are in conversation with the Nigerian Governors' Forum to see how Nigerians can rapidly get their vaccines. It is very critical that we roll out rapidly so that we can cut into any kind of mutation that can lead to the development of resistance against our vaccines."

Recall that Shuaib had earlier stated that President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Saturday receive shots of the vaccine.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.