Amazon says it wants to help Biden administration reach 100 million vaccination goal – CNET
Amazon says it’s ready to help achieve his goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans against in the first 100 days of his presidency. In a Wednesday letter to the new administration, the tech giant’s retail chief, Dave Clark, said the company and its subsidiary have an agreement in place with a licensed third-party occupational health care provider to administer vaccines onsite at Amazon facilities.
“We’re prepared to move quickly once vaccines are available,” Clark said in the letter. “Additionally, we are prepared to leverage our operations, information technology, and communications capabilities and expertise to assist your administration’s vaccination efforts.”
Last yearfrom employees after the company’s decision to roll back hazard pay as well as unlimited unpaid time off during the pandemic. That October, Amazon publicly reported that its . The report was released after urging from employees and 13 state attorneys general.
Prior to his inauguration, Biden criticized the previous administration’s efforts to distribute the coronavirus vaccine and said he— part of a $1.9 trillion economic American Rescue Plan — to stimulate the vaccination process.
Biden also plans toand the National Guard to help get COVID-19 vaccines to millions of Americans.
Correction, Jan. 20: The original version of this story misstated Dave Clark’s position. He’s Amazon’s retail chief.
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