Li Zhenghong, the president of the Association of Taiwan Investment Enterprises on the Mainland (ATIEM), takes the COVID-19 vaccine at a community health center in Malu Town of Jiading new city, east China's Shanghai, April 19, 2021. (Xinhua/Liu Ying)
Shanghai started COVID-19 vaccination for Taiwan compatriots aged from 18 to 75 in the city on Monday following the principle of giving informed consent and voluntary participation.
Taiwan compatriots bearing residence permits or medical insurance certificates can register for vaccines in their place of residence on the premises of informed consent and volition, the same policy and procedure governing mainlanders, said Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, at a press conference in response to a query about the inoculation policy for the group on April 14.
Those without the two documents can apply to Taiwan affairs authorities at the county level or above for such services, he added.