(ECNS) -- Free and voluntary COVID-19 vaccinations for Taiwan compatriots began in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province on Thursday.
The first batch of vaccines serving Taiwan compatriots does not require residence permits or medical-insurance certificates.
They can register for vaccinations through the local Taiwan Affairs Office. Guangzhou began inoculating Taiwan compatriots against COVID-19 on Monday.
Eligible Taiwan compatriots can make appointments, and will receive the same treatment, policy and procedure as mainlanders.
As of Wednesday, more than 350 Taiwan compatriots have been inoculated voluntarily. "Many of my mainland friends have given me positive feedbacks of the vaccine developed by the country before I was vaccinated. They have proved it is safe so we came for vaccination today," said a woman.