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Amazon will open a “pop-up” vaccination site in Seattle, Wash. over the weekend in an effort to inoculate thousands of people, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday.
The one-day clinic will be open on Sunday with the goal of administering 2,000 vaccines to the public, according to Seattle’s Komo News.
The clinic will distribute the vaccine to healthcare workers, first responders, and people 65 years and older. The state’s goal is to vaccinate 45,000 people a day.
The tech giant will work in collaboration with the Virginia Mason Health System.
The announcement comes after Amazon on Thursday offered itself up as an ally to President Joe Biden in his effort to distribute coronavirus vaccines.
It also comes after officials from Washington State turned to the private sector — tapping the coffee giant Starbucks — to help them ramp up the state’s COVID-19 vaccination capacity earlier this week.
Inslee’s office didn’t immediately return a request for comment Thursday.
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