Amazon launches employee vaccinations in Washington state

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has started vaccinating thousands of its warehouse and delivery workers, contractors and their families in Washington state and plans to host more vaccination clinics to inoculate its employees. Inc. hosted its first clinic on Monday. The Seattle Times reported that company spokesperson Karen Riley Sawyer says a second vaccination clinic is set to open Tuesday at a Spokane warehouse. That will be followed by additional company vaccination opportunities at other facilities across the state. The vaccination effort has served as a rebuke to critics who have claimed the company did not take proper safety precautions during the pandemic.