McCann praises Pfizer vaccine production in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Sen. Sean McCann issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Pfizer Inc. will conduct the initial manufacturing of a COVID-19 vaccine in Kalamazoo — the largest manufacturing site in its Pfizer network — as part of a clinical trial underway in the U.S. for the BNT162 program to prevent COVID-19 infection:

“This is potentially great news for our world and our community. More than 1.2 million people are suffering from COVID-19 in the U.S., and all of us are looking to the best and brightest scientists in the world for medical advances that could begin to restore a sense of normalcy and hope for the future. Pfizer is delivering on that front, and the fact that we could possibly manufacture a cure in our own backyard says volumes about the quality industry and community we have here. Kalamazoo County has a long, proud tradition of innovation in life sciences dating back to W.E. Upjohn and Homer Stryker, and it is only fitting that we should lead the way today in the fight against COVID-19.”

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Sen. McCann represents the 20th Senate District and all of Kalamazoo County.


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