It is likely that the first Americans will be vaccinated against cholera by December 11, according to the head of the US cholera vaccine program.
Dr. Moncef Slaoui told CNN that their plan is to “distribute the vaccine to immunization centers within 24 hours” once it is approved.
His word comes as the number of infected people is increasing in the country.
More than 12 million people have been infected with the virus with 255,000 deaths, according to figures released by Johns Hopkins University.
As a result, the United States has the highest number of cases and deaths in the world.
Pfizer and its partner BioNTech submitted an application for emergency approval on Friday to begin using it in the United States.
Data from a testing center show that the vaccine works 94 percent on people over the age of 65.