(Reuters)-Amazon said on Thursday that it will open a pop-up clinic at its Seattle headquarters on January 24, aiming to vaccinate 2,000 qualified members of the public against COVID-19 on the first day.
Jay Carney, Amazon’s senior vice president of global corporate affairs, announced the plan at a press conference with Washington Governor Jay Inslee. He said that the company’s executives will meet with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee. Cooperation with the state’s vaccine command center.
The clinic will be organized in cooperation with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.
The day before, according to Reuters, Amazon had provided US President Joe Biden with a letter expressing its willingness to help the United States with its COVID-1
New York State currently allows people 65 years and older and people 50 years and older who live in multi-generational families to be vaccinated. It has not yet provided vaccines for vaccinations of warehouse employees such as Amazon.
As of September, the company employed more than 800,000 employees in the country, and more than 19,000 American workers at Amazon were infected with the virus, emphasizing the importance of the vaccine to keep its employees safe and warehouses functioning properly.
Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bangalore; Editing by Arun Koyyur