US President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and other senior US officials will be injected with the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine starting from Monday, according to Reuters.
The essential employees of the White House and some officials in all three branches of government will be vaccinated within the next ten days.
According to Bloomberg, the vaccinations will be carried out intermittently during the next ten days, to ensure that employees are not exposed to potential side effects at the same time and to ensure the continuity of the government.
The measure also comes as health officials strive to increase public confidence in a COVID-19 vaccine.
Public health officials and national security officials have recommended that senior officials of the government should receive the vaccine.
On Friday evening, the relevant US authorities approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine.