The Federal Government has said states who have not met the models for antibody wellbeing, won’t be given any of the 4,000,000 portions of AstraZeneca/Oxford Coronavirus immunizations that have shown up in the country.
Dr. Faisal Shuaib, the Chief Overseer of, Public Essential Medical services Advancement Office (NPHCDA), unveiled this at a State House instructions in Abuja on Thursday.
“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 stores 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 vandalize these cold stores.
“We are also aware that during the #EndSARS vandalization, 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.”
The NPHCDA supervisor additionally encouraged Nigerians who wish to get the antibodies to enroll on the site of the organization.