National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA has declared that states with no safety and storage facilities will not receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Executive Director of NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, during a media briefing at the State House, Abuja, on Thursday, stated that vaccines will not be sent to states that are yet to fulfill all specified criteria to ensure safety of the vaccines.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has today convened a meeting with commissioners for health in the 36 states as part of efforts to ensure effective sharing and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.