Amazon offers to help Biden with vaccine distribution
Amazon sent a letter to President Biden in his first hours of office Wednesday offering to assist the new administration with its coronavirus vaccine distribution.
Dave Clark, Amazon’s CEO of consumer business, said the company is willing to help by leveraging Amazon’s “operations, information technology, and communications capabilities” to assist Biden with his goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans within his first 100 days in the White House.
“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,” Clark wrote.
He also said Amazon has an agreement in place with a licensed third-party occupational health care provider to administer vaccines on-site at its facilities.
“We are prepared to move quickly once vaccines are available,” he added.
In the letter to Biden, Clark again pushed for Amazon’s more than 800,000 essential workers to be prioritized in vaccine rollouts.