LANSING, Mich. — State leaders have released statements in response to the Food and Drug Administration's approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.
U.S. Senator Gary Peters:
"Hard working scientists, both in government and the private sector, deserve our deepest appreciation for this momentous and unprecedented achievement, as do the thousands of vaccine trial participants. I am especially proud that Michiganders are working to manufacture and distribute the newly authorized Coronavirus vaccine. This milestone also could not have happened without our public health agencies, who have led a rigorous process to ensure these vaccines are safe and effective."
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton:
"This vaccine is the pride and joy of Kalamazoo. It has been a labor of love, patriotic duty, and determination to restore our way of life and save the world. I cannot reiterate enough how proud I am of southwest Michigan and all of the Michiganders part of Pfizer’s team. This is a historic accomplishment, creating a safe, effective vaccine to help end this deadly pandemic."
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer:
"One of the most important things every adult should be doing now is planning for how they will get the vaccine when it becomes available to them. I want to remind everyone that we must not let our guard down. It will take time to widely distribute the vaccine, and we must all continue to do our part by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and washing our hands frequently."
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