Biden to visit Portage – Michigan Community Voices

Morse to welcome Biden ahead of Pfizer factory tour

PORTAGE, Michigan, February 18, 2021 – President Joe Biden will travel to Portage on Friday to visit the Pfizer factory, which produced and shipped the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The visit comes after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced plans to purchase an additional 100 million doses of COVID-19 from the Michigan-based company as part of its efforts to l nationwide to accelerate vaccine distribution. Before the tour, the representative of the State. Christine morse (D-Texas Township) will welcome the President at Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport.

“President Biden’s visit is an honor to our community and the state of Michigan as a whole,” said Morse. “Pfizer and its manufacturing facility in Portage have been instrumental in the manufacture and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States and around the world, serving as a beacon of hope and pride for Michiganders and all Americans . While all of this is something we can be proud of, the work is far from over and our battle against this devastating disease rages on. I am excited about President Biden’s plan to speed up vaccine delivery and the pivotal role Pfizer will play in this monumental step towards our return to normalcy. “