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The use of German COVID-19 vaccinations by German expats in China

After the German Chancellor recently stated that German expatriates would use BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced that China and Germany had achieved an agreement on giving “German vaccines” to German nationals in China.
At a regular news conference on Friday, Mao Ning, a spokeswoman for the Chinese foreign ministry, told reporters that important arrangements will be looked at by both sides and decided on through diplomatic channels.

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During his visit to Beijing on November 4, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a deal allowing foreigners living in China to use the COVID-19 vaccine produced by the German company BioNTech.
Beijing had insisted up to this point that only locally made vaccines be given out. BioNTech’s COVID vaccine would be the first coronavirus vaccine made somewhere other than China to be given out in China, but only to German citizens.


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