Three weeks later the launch of its first on-site vaccination event for frontline teams, Amazon India has completed inoculating more than one lakh people, including frontline associates, employees, SMB sellers and their dependants.
The eCommerce giant has been hosting on-site vaccination events in 26 cities, including Ranchi, Ludhiana, and Raipur, in partnership with licensed health care workers. In addition, Amazon India aims to expand the vaccination drive to more cities and towns like Mysore, Surat, and Indore.
Director of Amazon Transportation Services, Abhinav Singh, said that Amazon India is trying its best to ensure the health and safety of the teams. Hence, it has made vaccination a ready choice for all its employees, partners, sellers, and dependants.
“Over a lakh of our associates, employees, and their dependents have gotten their vaccines and we continue to relentlessly work towards making vaccination a ready choice for all our frontline employees and teams in the coming weeks,” stated Singh, speaking about the safety of Amazon’s employees. “We are thankful to the government officials and health care providers for joining this initiative.”
Amazon India enables various channels for its associates and employees, including easy access to hospitals, vaccination reimbursements, and on-site events to encourage its people to get inoculated. Other than the on-site vaccination program, the company has also set up camps in numerous places targeting those who cannot access the on-site vaccination events.
Amazon India also offers up to Rs 750 as special remuneration to frontline employees who choose to get inoculated. In addition to it, it has introduced a Covid-19 specific benefit and support system to help its frontline workers and their eligible dependents, which include salary advance, Covid-19 special leave, and quarantine facility support etc. Amazon has invested $2.5 billion in special bonuses and incentives for its teams internationally since last year, and the $11.5 fund is being used only for Covid-19-related measures.