PORTAGE, Mich. – With COVID–19 vaccination distribution ramping up in the U.S, President Biden will make his way to the state to tour the Pfizer manufacturing plant near Kalamazoo on Friday.
The president was originally set to land in Michigan Thursday however, a winter storm is currently hitting the nations capital delaying his travel.
White house officials are being tight lipped about the logistics of the presidents visit, but it’s looking like Biden will land in Kalamazoo Friday afternoon.
Local law enforcement, Pfizer and city officials are preparing for the president’s arrival.
They said it’s a privilege to see an international spotlight shine on the Portage facility —especially for producing a vaccine that could save thousands or even millions of lives.
“Letting those employees and that company know valued they are and what they mean to literally this entire world, said portage city manager Joe La Margo. “You can’t say that very often, but they have such an impact.”
Pfizer is producing one of two COVID–19 vaccines approved for use in the U.S.