The US government health officials approved the use of the vaccine against the disease COVID-19 which set to be used by the American people beginning this week.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced last night that the vaccine has been approved for use in an emergency and that the vaccine is now being rolled out in collaboration with pharmaceutical company Pfizer American and the German company BioTech.
The vaccine comes at a time when the number of deaths in Covid-19 in the United States is on the rise.
On average 3,000 people die each day in the United States from this disease. Meanwhile, U.S. media reported that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Friday pressured FDA chief Stephen Hahn to immediately approve the use of the Pfizer vaccine or he would lose his job.
However, Meadows denied in a statement issued on Monday that he had threatened to fire him if he did not resign.