Amazon to enter Covid vaccine deliveries
Amazon on Wednesday offered to assist with the nationwide effort to deliver the Covid-19 vaccine, according to a letter addressed to President Joe Biden. " As you begin your work leading the nation out of the Covid-19 crisis, Amazon stands prepared to assist you in reaching your objective of immunizing 100 million Americans in the first 100 days of your administration," Dave Clark, CEO of Amazon's around the world consumer service, wrote in the letter, which was first reported on by Reuters. Clark stated Amazon stands all set to utilize its operations, information technology and communications abilities and competence to "help your administration's vaccination efforts." He added that Amazon has actually reached an arrangement with a third-party health-care company to administer vaccines on site at the business's storage facilities. The letter comes as Amazon has actually been vying for its front-line workers to have concern access to the Covid-19 vaccine. Last month, Clark wrote to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel asking that the business's front-line staff members "receive the Covid-19 vaccine at the earliest appropriate time." Clark likewise emphasized that Amazon's front-line employees have played an important role in assisting consumers get necessary items provided to their houses throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Here's the complete letter Clark sent to Biden on Wednesday:
Dear President Biden,
Congratulations to you and Vice President Harris on your inauguration. 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.
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. The essential employees working 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 will assist them in that effort.
We have an agreement in place with a licensed third-party occupational health care provider to administer vaccines on-site at our Amazon facilities. We are prepared to move quickly once vaccines are available. Additionally, we are prepared to leverage our operations, information technology and communications capabilities and expertise to assist your administration’s vaccination efforts. 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.
Since the beginning of this crisis, we have worked hard to keep our workers safe. We are committed to assisting your administration’s vaccination efforts as we work together to protect our employees and continue to provide essential services during the pandemic.
CEO, Worldwide Consumer