CEO at Amazon World Wide Consumer Dave Clark reiterated a request Amazon had made to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asking that frontline workers among the company’s more than 800,000 US employees, receive vaccines at the “earliest appropriate time.”
Amazon Inc offered to help the Biden administration with the vaccination effort. In a letter on Wednesday, CEO at Amazon World Wide Consumer Dave Clark congratulated US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. He reiterated a request Amazon had put forward last month to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asking that frontline workers among the company’s more than 800,000 US employees, receive vaccines at the “earliest appropriate time.” Clark stated that Amazon is ready to assist Biden in his pledge to vaccinate 100 million Americans in his first 100 days.
Even though Amazon’s white-collar corporate workforce toils from home, most of the company’s workforce in the warehouses, cloud-computing data centers, and whole foods market stores have remained open through the pandemic.
Clark stated that the company has an agreement in place with the third-party occupational health care provider to administer vaccines at the Amazon facilities. He wrote: “We are prepared to move quickly once vaccines are available.”
Clark also stated: “ We are prepared to leverage our operations, information technology, and communications capabilities and expertise to assist your administration’s vaccination efforts.” He added: “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.”
Clarke also stated that the organization has worked towards keeping its employees safe and is committed to helping the Biden administration’s vaccine efforts.