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Hours after Trump leaves office, Amazon tells Biden it will help with vaccine effort

Company is "prepared to leverage [its] operations" in support of Biden administration's vaccination campaign.

Updated: January 20, 2021 - 3:27pm

Just hours after Donald Trump departed the White House on Wednesday and shortly after President Joe Biden was sworn into office, Amazon extended an offer to help the new Biden administration distribute and administer COVID-19 vaccines across the country. 

In a letter obtained by numerous media media, Amazon Worldwide Operations Senior Vice President Dave Clark told Biden that the company "stands ready to assist [him] in reaching [his] goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans in the first 100 days of [his] administration."

"We are prepared to leverage our operations, IT, & communications capabilities and expertise to assist your administration’s vaccination efforts," Clark wrote to the president. "Our scale allows us to make a meaningful impact immediately in the fight against COVID-19, and we stand ready to assist you in this effort."

Clark said the company is "committed to assisting [the Biden] administration’s vaccination effort."

The U.S. has injected about 15,700,000 shots of the COVID-19 vaccine since the rollout began last month. 

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