Amazon India has said it will bear the COVID-19 vaccination cost of over 10 lakh of its employees, associates, sellers, and others in its partner network system.

The e-commerce giant will also cover its delivery service partner associates, (amazon stock)  comprising Amazon Flex drivers, 'I Have Space' store partners, trucking partners, and their eligible dependents.

The benefit will also be extended to all sellers on Amazon India's platform with active listings since last year.

The coronavirus vaccination program (amazon stock)  is open to all people above 45 years of age and the company is encouraging those eligible to get themselves inoculated.

"As COVID-19 vaccines become available to individuals above 45 years of age in India, Amazon India is encouraging its employees, (amazon stock)  associates, sellers on and partners to get vaccinated at the earliest appropriate time to protect themselves, their families, and their communities," Amazon India said in a statement on Monday.

The company has also set up comprehensive support mechanisms for employees and associates working with Amazon and hired through staffing agencies, it added.

Amazon India supports cost coverage for COVID-19 treatment, hospital search, and coverage of prescribed COVID-19 tests. Initiatives have been scaled and evolved to address the prevailing situation.