Overview of the third vaccination booster shot (for residents 12 to 17)
Residents 12-17 years old who have received their second vaccination shot at least 5 months ago.
People for whom receiving a third shot is highly recommended
Residents with underlying medical conditions and others considered to have a high risk of developing severe symptoms
*Consult your regular physician about whether you should get vaccinated
Consent of the individual or their guardian* is required to get the vaccine
Individuals, or their guardians, are asked to ensure they are familiar with accurate information related to both the vaccines’ efficacy and risks before they make their decision to get vaccinated. Vaccinations will not be administered without the individual’s or their guardian’s consent.
*Consent of the individual or their guardian
|Individuals 16 and older||Vaccine may be administered with consent of the individual.|
|Individuals 12-15||Vaccine may be administered with consent of the individual’s guardian. The vaccination cannot be administered without the guardian’s signature on the vaccination pre-screening questionnaire.|
Also, the guardian must accompany the individual.
Through September 30, 2023 (planned)
Vaccine used and interval between doses
|Vaccine used||Interval after 2nd shot|
|Pfizer||5 months or more|
*The same dosage as the first and second shots will be administered. This is the same vaccine provided to adults 18 and older.
*You can still receive the Pfizer vaccine even if your first two shots were the Takeda-Moderna vaccine.
Vaccinations will be administered using public funds, and are free of charge for everyone.
*However, there is a possibility you will have to pay for doctor fees if you visit a clinic before or after the vaccination.
Potential side effects after getting the shot (side reactions)
The COVID-19 vaccines have been seen to sometimes cause side effects after they are administered, such as pain around where you were given the shot, headaches, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, chills, diarrhea, or fever. Recipients will recover within a few days of receiving the vaccine.
Call center for inquiries about side effects (Kanagawa-ken COVID-19 Side Reactions Consultation Call Center)
045-285-0719（open 24 hours）
*Guidance in languages other than Japanese also available
Side effects that continually persist after getting the shot or for specific issues that warrant informed medical consultation.
(Introductions to individual health care facilities are not provided. If you wish to be examined, consult your regular physician or the facility where you got the vaccine.)
Consent for receiving the vaccination
COVID-19 vaccinations are provided under the condition that the individual receiving the vaccination is doing so of their own volition with an adequate understanding of the vaccine’s efficacy and side effects. Individuals, or their guardians, are asked to ensure they are familiar with accurate information related to both the vaccines’ efficacy and risks before they make their decision to get vaccinated. Vaccinations will not be administered without the individual’s or their guardian’s consent.
Vaccines for residents reaching their 18th birthday
Residents 18 years and older are able to choose which vaccine to receive: the Takeda-Moderna vaccine, Takeda vaccine (Novavax), or the Pfizer vaccine.
Vaccine voucher distribution schedule
Where (vaccination venues)
A reservation is required to get the vaccine. (Residents who have received a vaccine voucher can make reservations.) Have the vaccination voucher ready when making your reservation.
Reservations by PHONE (call center)
City of Yokohama COVID-19 Vaccination Call Center
|Hours||9 am to 7 pm (including weekends and holidays)|
|Same-day reservations||Only mass vaccination venues will accept same-day reservations if there is an available time slot that day.|
|Language guidance||8 languages: Japanese, English, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Spanish, Portuguese|
|Precautions||*Take care to dial the correct number. Please also be sure to double-check the number when redialing.|
*The call center will close even once all reservation slots are filled, even if it is before 7:00 pm.
|Dedicated cancellation number||0120-045-154 (9 am to 7 pm)|
Reservations by FAX (for residents with hearing loss)
People with hearing loss who cannot make a reservation on a computer or smartphone may make reservations for mass vaccination venues or vaccinations at health care facilities via fax.
Reservations online (reservation website) (in Japanese)
Yokohama dedicated reservation website
[Mass vaccination venues]
Same-day reservations taken if there is an available time slot that day.
Certain health care facilities will take same-day reservations if there is an available time slot that day.
|Compatible browsers||Internet Explorer is not supported. Please access the reservation site on newer browser such as Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.|
|Cancellations||If you are no longer able to go to your reservation, make sure to cancel it at least a day in advance in order to avoid wasting a valuable dose of the vaccine.|
What to bring on the day you get the vaccine
Please bring the following items to your vaccination.
|Vaccine voucher||Bring the whole paper with the sticker still attached.|
|Vaccination questionnaire||Fill it out beforehand and bring it with you.|
|Personal ID||Individual Number Card, driver’s license, health insurance card, passport, etc.|
|Medication record book |
(if you have one)
|To be checked during the pre-vaccination screening.|
- Wear clothing to the venue that allows you to easily bare your upper arm.
- Take your temperature, and if it is clear that you have a fever or are otherwise feeling unwell, you are requested to forego the vaccination and cancel your reservation.
Multilingual information about the COVID-19 vaccine
The pre-vaccination questionnaire, guidance, informational leaflet have been translated into 17 languages* on the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website.
*English, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Indonesian, Khmer, Korean, Mongolian, Myanmar, Nepali, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website（外部サイト）
Inquiries (Yokohama COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center)
For general questions about COVID-19 vaccinations, venues, etc.
Call center details
|Hours||9 am to 7 pm (including weekends and holidays)|
|Languages||Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Spanish, Portuguese|
|Precautions||*Many residents have dialed the wrong number. Take care to dial the correct number and double-check the number when redialing.|
*This call center does not take reservations.
|FAX number||050-3588-7191 (for residents with hearing loss)|