Sunday, January 24, Amazon Inc opens its pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic at its downtown Seattle headquarters.
“The truth is, COVID-19 has been a tragedy for the country, for the world, and for Washington,” Amazon’s top spokesperson, Jay Carney, said during the news conference. “We’re eager to help save lives here in our home state, to rebuild the economy with you, and turn the page on Covid as quickly as we can.”
It aims to vaccinate 2,000 eligible members of the public against COVID-19 on the first day.
Amazon Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs Jay Carney, who announced the plan in a news conference with Washington Governor Jay Inslee, said a company executive will be working with Washington State’s Vaccine Command Center.
The clinic will be hosted in partnership with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.
Currently, the state of Washington allows people aged 65 and older, as well as people aged 50 and older who live in a multigenerational household, to receive the vaccine.
Beyond the pop-up clinic, Carney said Amazon is working with Inslee and the state on its COVID-19 vaccine efforts.