Amazon offers to vaccinate its 25,000 front-line Virginia employees against Covid

Amazon.com Inc. has offered to aid Virginia in inoculating the masses by vaccinating its tens of thousands of employees deemed essential during the health crisis, according to a letter the e-commerce giant sent Gov. Ralph Northam last month.

The company said it has the infrastructure to provide vaccinations to its more than 25,000 full and part-time laborers at fulfillment centers, warehouses and grocery stores across the state, said Brian Huseman, vice president of public policy, in the letter dated Dec. 21.

“Amazon stands ready to assist you to ensure our essential workers who cannot work from home receive the Covid-19 vaccine at the earliest appropriate time,” he said in the letter that Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) provided to the Washington Business Journal.

The company said that federal guidelines favor delivering doses to logistics and warehouse workers. Huseman pointed to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention document that puts “frontline” and “other” essential workers…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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