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President Joe Biden says he's impressed by Pfizer's COVID vaccine manufacturing operation in Portage. He visited the plant in the Kalamazoo suburb on Friday, February 19.

Courtesy of the city of Portage

Residents of Portage, Mich., are bursting with civic pride as the Pfizer plant produces COVID-19 vaccines. And they're showing that pride in some unusual ways.

WMUK's Sehvilla Mann reported on the story for NPR. It aired Thursday December 24 during NPR's All Things Considered. 

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech. The vaccine is being produced at Pfizer’s manufacturing facility in Portage.

Kalamazoo County Administration Building (File photo)

Kalamazoo County's health officer says it may begin receiving doses of a COVID-19 vaccine as early as next month.

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Pfizer says it will create 450 new jobs by expanding production in Portage. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation on Tuesday approved incentives for Pfizer valued at $11.5 million, including an approximately $10 million tax break over 10 years.