President Joe Biden officially took office Wednesday, January 20, 2020. During his first hours, Amazon sent Biden promising a letter. The company offered their assistance distributing the coronavirus vaccine.
Biden plans to vaccinate 100 million Americans within the next 100 days. According to Amazon’s CEO of consumer business, the company will utilize its “operations, information technology, and communications capabilities” to assist the President.
“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. We are prepared to move quickly once vaccines are available,” Dave Clark wrote.
Amazon also contracted a licensed third-party occupational health care provider. The company will be used as an onsite facility for vaccine administration.
The letter also allocated for Amazon’s need to prioritize over 800,000 essential workers to receive the vaccine.
“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,” Clark wrote.