Amazon India vaccinates over 100,000 frontline associates, employees, and their dependents
The company is hosting on-site vaccination events in 26 cities and will expand to more cities in the coming weeks.
National, 09 June 2021: After launching its first on-site vaccination event for frontline teams three weeks ago, Amazon India, today completed vaccinating over 100,000 people including frontline associates, employees, and their dependents. The on-site vaccination events are currently being hosted in 26cities including key metros and cities such as Ludhiana, Ranchi, and Raipur, in conjunction with licensed healthcare partners. The company will continue to expand these events to more cities and towns like Mysore, Surat, and Indore to name a few, over the coming weeks.
The on-site vaccination drive strengthens Amazon India’s commitment to make vaccination a ready choice for 10 lakh people including employees, partners, and SMB sellers, and their dependents.
Abhinav Singh, Director, Amazon Transportation Services said, “In line with our efforts to ensure the health & safety of our teams, we have made vaccination a ready choice for all of our employees, partners, sellers, and their dependents. This also ties back to our commitment to the safety of our people, customers, and the communities we operate in. Over 100,000 of our associates, employees, and their dependents have received their first dose and we continue to relentlessly work towards making vaccination a ready choice for all our frontline teams and employees in the coming weeks. We are thankful to the Government authorities and healthcare providers for partnering in this effort.”
Amazon India is enabling multiple channels including easy access to hospitals, vaccination reimbursements, and on-site events to encourage its employees to get vaccinated.
“I wanted to get myself vaccinated for my own and my family’s safety”, said Sikandar Singh, PackingAssociate, Amazon India.“All the work is managed by Amazon India and I am glad that the vaccination event is being conducted at our work site. I am very happy to be vaccinated. People should definitely take the vaccine for COVID-19, everything will be ok.” he added.
In addition to the on-site vaccination program, the company has put in place several initiatives for those who do not have access to on-site vaccination events. Amazon India is offering up to INR 750 as special pay to frontline employees who choose to get vaccinated. Additionally, they have put together a COVID-19 specific benefit and support system to help our frontline workers and their eligible dependents. These include salary advance, COVID-19 special leave, and isolation facility support, to name a few. These benefits are on top of the $2.5 billion Amazon has invested in special bonuses and incentives for its teams worldwide over the last year and the $11.5 billion it has invested in COVID-19-related measures overall.