(Reuters) – Amazon Inc mentioned on Thursday it can open a pop-up clinic in its Seattle headquarters on Jan. 24 with an purpose to vaccinate 2,000 eligible members of the general public towards COVID-19 on the primary day.
Amazon Senior Vice President of International Company Affairs Jay Carney, who introduced the plan in a information convention with Washington Governor Jay Inslee, mentioned an organization government shall be working with Washington State’s Vaccine Command Heart.
The clinic shall be hosted in partnership with Virginia Mason Franciscan Well being.
The State at the moment permits folks aged 65 and older and folks 50 and older dwelling in a multi-generational family to get vaccinated. It has but to grant doses for the vaccination of warehouse workers, akin to Amazon’s.
The corporate employs greater than 800,000 folks within the nation and greater than 19,000 U.S. staff at Amazon had contracted the virus as of September, underscoring the vaccine’s significance in conserving its employees secure and warehouses operational.
Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Modifying by Arun Koyyur