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Foreign teachers get vaccines in Guangdong

By Zheng Caixiong and Zheng Erqi in Guangzhou | | Updated:2021-04-22


Kevin Baker, director of the American International School of Guangzhou, gives a thumbs-up while being vaccinated. [Photo by Zheng Erqi/China Daily]

More than 50 foreign teachers from an international school in the Huangpu district of Guangzhou, Guangdong province, were vaccinated against COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Kevin Baker, director of the American International School of Guangzhou, said he felt great after his shot and appreciated the opportunity to get it in China.

On Friday, 30 other teachers from Baker's school were vaccinated. Around 80 percent of the teachers have now chosen to get the vaccine.

Baker said he strongly encouraged faculty members to get a shot, as it was a positive step to fight the pandemic.

All the efforts China has undertaken to prevent the spread of the virus have been excellent, Baker said. He also appreciated the support from the foreign affairs offices of Guangdong province, Guangzhou city and Huangpu district.

According to a statement released by Guangdong, foreigners in the province can now make an appointment to be vaccinated.

The vaccines for foreigners in the province will be domestically developed versions, with two doses required, the statement said.

Those who want to be vaccinated can make an appointment via WeChat. Patients are required to show their passports and other travel documents or residence permits at the vaccination center before getting the shots.

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