Amazon plans to start vaccinating frontline employees in the next few weeks, starting with fulfillment centers in Missouri, Nevada and Kansas.
Why it matters: Amazon and its subsidiary Whole Foods employed more than 1.3 million frontline workers in the U.S. between March and September last year. About 1.4% of those employees, more than 19,800, tested or were presumed positive, as of October 2020.
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Details: Amazon said Thursday it “will expand the program across the country as more vaccines become available to front-line employees in other states.”
Workers who can't access an Amazon vaccination site will receive up to $80 in reimbursement for an off-site shot, as previously announced in February.
But don't forget, workers have criticized Amazon throughout the pandemic for inadequately protecting them against the coronavirus.
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