Henry Ford Health System is the first hospital in Michigan that will require all employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Not only employees but volunteers, students, and contractors must be vaccinated by September 10 when the new requirement goes into effect.
Pfizer says the level of administration of the vaccine so far shows it is working and it is safe. The vaccine which was jointly developed with European partner firm BioNTech continues to be produced and shipped from the Pfizer pharmaceutical plant in Portage.
Pfizer says the company may generate as much as 20 million in new local revenue and upwards of 50 million for the region due to the expansion over the next few years. The new plan initially will be assigned to the manufacture of the pain killer Dynastat. It is used primarily as a post-operative medication.