SEATTLE – Amazon, the delivery and know-how company primarily based in Seattle, says it’s prepared to help in President Joe Biden’s effort to vaccinate 100 million Americans in his first 100 days in office.
Dave Clark, the company’s senior vp of worldwide operations and customer support, wrote a letter to Biden the place he congratulated him on his inauguration and provided the company’s assist.
“Congratulations to you and Vice President Harris on your inauguration,” Clark wrote in a letter to the Biden-Harris administration. “As you begin your work leading the county 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.”
According to Clark, the company and its 800,000 workers stand prepared to help in the mass vaccination effort. He requested that the Amazon important staff be vaccinated on the “earliest appropriate time.”
“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,” Clark wrote. “We will assist in that effort.”
Clark stated the company already has an settlement with a licensed third-party vaccine well being care supplier to administer doses once they turn out to be obtainable.
“Additionally, we are prepared to leverage our operations, information technology and communications capabilities and expertise to assist your administration’s vaccination efforts,” Clark wrote. “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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