Amazon to help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Amazon has sent a letter to U.S President Joe Biden to offer its assistance and help meet the President’s goal of getting 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations distributed to Americans in his first 100 days in office.

The CEO of Amazon’s Worldwide Consumer division, Dave Clark, wrote a letter to Joe Biden detailing the online retailer is ready to leverage its operations, information technology and communications capabilities and expertise to assist his administration’s vaccination efforts.

“As you begin your work leading the country out of the Covid-19 crisis, Amazon stands ready to assist you in reaching your goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans in the first 100 days of your administration,” Dave, wrote in the letter, reported by Reuters.

President Joe Biden has vowed to deliver 100 million Covid-19 vaccinations to US citizens in the first 100 days of his administration.

“As the nation’s second largest employer, Amazon has over 800,000 employees in the United States, most of whom are essential workers who cannot work from home. We are proud of the role our employees have played to help customers stay safe and received important products and services at home, which is critical for people with underlying medical conditions and those susceptible to complications from Covid-19,” he wrote.

Dave detailed in the letter that Amazon workers at Amazon fulfillment centers, AWS data centers, and Whole Foods Market stores across the country who cannot work from home should receive the Covid-19 vaccine at the earliest appropriate time.

“We have an agreement in place with a licensed third-party occupational health care provider to administer vaccines on-site at our Amazon facilities,” he said to Biden.

“Our scale allows us to make a meaningful impact immediately in the fight against Covid-19, and we stand ready to assist you in this effort.”

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