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Over 156,000 Taiwan compatriots vaccinated on mainland
From: Shenzhen Daily
Updated: 2021-09-16 09:09

More than 156,000 Taiwan compatriots had received COVID-19 vaccines, with a total of 290,000 jabs administered as of Aug. 31, a mainland spokesperson said yesterday.

In keeping with local vaccination plans, some localities have started offering COVID-19 shots to mainland-based Taiwan students between 12 and 17 years old, Zhu Fenglian, a State Council Taiwan Affairs Office spokesperson, told a press conference.

“On the mainland, nobody needs to worry about having no access to COVID-19 vaccines, and fellow Chinese abroad, including Taiwan compatriots, who should be and want to be vaccinated, can also have access to China-made vaccines,” Zhu said.

With the help of a mainland-supported program, several thousand overseas Taiwan compatriots based in dozens of countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, Georgia, and Mauritius have received shots of Chinese or foreign COVID-19 vaccines, she added.