As Pfizer prepares to ship COVID-19 vaccine, Michigan manufacturing plant takes center stage: “From CNN to NBC, the nation’s attention was focused on Portage, Michigan Thursday as Pfizer prepares to ship its COVID-19 vaccine. After hours of presentations and discussion around the safety, effectiveness and distribution of the vaccine, the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted 17-4 Thursday evening to recommend approval of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. Michigan state Sen. Sean McCann, D-Kalamazoo, said the latest achievements by Pfizer highlight the area’s history of scientific and medical innovation. He said there’s a great sense of pride knowing that friends and neighbors are the ones punching in to work at the Pfizer plant and bring the world a solution to the pandemic.” via