Amazon is organising on-site vaccination drives under the supervision of licensed healthcare providers in Delhi. With the aim of ensuring the health and safety of its employees, the e-commerce company will begin vaccinations for its frontline staff first in Delhi and then move on to other locations as and when vaccines become available.
The move is aimed at ensuring that not only the Amazon frontline employees are safeguarded from infection, but the communities they reside in and work in are also protected. With a shortage of vaccines being reported from all over the country, this move by Amazon to inoculate its staff will also help reduce the pressure on various centres conducting vaccination drives.
The Company is encouraging all its employees to get inoculated as soon as possible and had earlier offered to pay Rs 750 to employees for off-site vaccination.
It has already incorporated COVID protocols at all its buildings, fulfilment centres and delivery stations, and is strictly maintaining social distancing norms to ensure that its employees remain safe and protected.
Amazon India had earlier announced its intention to cover the vaccination cost of its staff, associates and sellers.
The Company is offering its frontline delivery personnel salary advances, special leaves, and isolation facilities in case they get infected and are not in a position to self-quanrantine.
Amazon has a group of COVID Warriors dedicated to offer assistance to their colleagues in need. They have been collaborating with other across India to support those who require medical help.