Amazon India to Cover Vaccine Cost of More Than a Million People

April 14, 202112:18 pm834 views
Amazon India to Cover Vaccine Cost of More Than a Million People
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Ecommerce giant Amazon India announced that it will cover the COVID-19 vaccination cost for over 10 lakhs of its employees, associates, sellers, and others in its partner network system.

This will include delivery service partner associates, comprising Amazon Flex drivers, ‘I Have Space’ store partners, trucking partners, and their eligible dependents. All sellers on Amazon India’s platform will also get the benefit, as long as they have active listings since last year.

In a statement, Amazon India encouraged individuals above 45 years of age in the country to get vaccinated at the earliest appropriate time to protect themselves, their families, and their communities. The company has also set up comprehensive support mechanisms for employees and associates working with Amazon and hired through staffing agencies, it added.

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Amazon India has invested $11.5 billion in COVID-19-related measures, such as treatment, hospital search, and coverage of prescribed COVID-19 tests. Initiatives have been scaled and evolved to address the prevailing situation, Business Today reports.

This investment has enabled the company to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) and extensive safety measures for employees and partners throughout the global network along with other financial support initiatives, it stated.

People above 60 years of age and those above 45 years with co-morbidities are being immunised in the second phase of the nationwide vaccination that started on March 1. Under the third phase, which started on April 1, everyone over 45 years can get vaccinated.

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