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Residents older than 60 began to receive COVID-19 vaccinations on Thursday in Guangdong, the most populous province in the country.
More than 200,000 foreigners in China have received COVID-19 vaccinations as Beijing made efforts to guarantee the work, life and study of foreigners in the nation and build an effective shield from the virus.
The World Health Organization validated on Tuesday the CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech for emergency use.
Guangdong has recently released the list of hospitals that provide expats, as well as Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan residents, with COVID-19 vaccination services.
Guangdong province has started administering COVID-19 vaccines to foreigners in the province on April 12 on a voluntary basis.
About 3.32 million people have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus as of Sunday in Guangdong, and the number is growing steadily.