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Guide to the 1st and 2nd COVID-19 vaccination shot(新型コロナウイルスワクチン1・2回目接種に関するご案内)

Last updated date:2022/8/22

Vaccination Flow

  1. Reserve a vaccination slot
    Reservation applications can be made immediately with the enclosed vaccination voucher.
  2. Receive the vaccination (twice)

<Standard interval between the 1st and 2nd shots>

  • Pfizer vaccine : 3 weeks
  • Moderna vaccine : 4 weeks
  • Takeda (Novavax) vaccine : 3 weeks
  • AstraZeneca vaccine : 4 to 12 weeks

Vaccinations

The types of COVID-19 vaccines that you can get depend on your age.
Types of vaccinesEligible ages
Pfizer vaccineAges 12 and up
Moderna vaccine
Takeda (Novavax) vaccine
AstraZeneca vaccine (*)Generally ages 40 and up
(Ages 18 and up when there are special circumstances)

(*) Check Kanagawa Prefecture's website(外部サイト) for information on vaccination appointments for the AstraZeneca vaccine. (Japanese page)
(AstraZeneca vaccine is available until September 2022.)




Regarding shots for children under 16 years of age

◆ Accompanying guardian
Elementary school studentsMust be accompanied
Students in junior high and upUnless authorized by the vaccinating medical institution, the child must be accompanied.

If it is difficult for the guardian to be present, a relative, etc., who is familiar with the health condition of the child to be vaccinated can be present on behalf of the guardian. A letter of proxy is not required, but the guardian should sign the pre-vaccination medical questionnaire.


◆ Filling in the pre-vaccination medical questionnaire
●Phone number field
 Provide an emergency contact number for the guardian where they can be reached during the day.
●Signature field
 A guardian should provide the signature.

Reservations

It is necessary to obtain a reservation to receive a vaccination. Reservations can be applied for using the enclosed vaccination voucher. First we recommend that you check with your family doctor to see if you can receive a vaccination from them. The methods of applying for reservations are listed below. The vaccination venues differ depending on whether you reserve your vaccination with procedure (1) or procedure (2).
See the enclosed List of Vaccination Venues for further details.


(1) 1st and 2nd Vaccination at Venues Reserved via the City

Dedicated Reservation Site (Japanese page)

Dedicated Reservation Site(外部サイト)
Hours: 24-hours per day(also accepted on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays)

Course for the City's dedicated reservation website from login through reservation

(1) Access the site

Use the above Link to access the dedicated reservation website.

※The dedicated reservation website does not support Internet Explorer.Use Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or another browser.

(2) Log in

Input the "vaccination voucher number" from your vaccination voucher.

The password is your 8-digit (Western calendar) birth date. (E.g. January 1, 1960 → 19600101)

(3) Register your email address, and check the confirmation email (first login only)
(4) Enter your name (in kana) and phone number
(5) Proceed to the reservation screen from [Reserve / Amend] from My Page
(6) Proceed to the search screen from [Select Vaccination Venue]
(7) Search for a vaccination venue

It is possible to run searches on [Vaccine Type], [Vaccination Venue] and [Date Specification].

(8) Select the date and time of the reservation
(9) Check to ascertain that the reservation has been completed, as well as the reservation details.
The confirmation screen will be displayed once the reservation has been completed.
A [Reservation Confirmation Notice] will also be sent to the registered e-mail address.

Official City LINE Account

[Official Yokohama City LINE Account] and [Follow]
Official City LINE Account(外部サイト)
* Registering your account information to make a reservation via LINE will mean that you are no longer able to make reservations on the dedicated reservation site.
Hours: 24-hours per day(also accepted on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays)

Reservation Call Center

TEL 0120-045-112
Hours: 09:00 to 19:00 (also accepted on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays)
* Make sure you dial the correct number.

Fax reservations

FAX 045-550-4226
Hours: 09:00 to 19:00 (weekdays only)
People with hearing loss who cannot make a reservation on a computer or smartphone may apply for a reservation via fax.
For further details,please check the link below. (Japanese page)
聴覚障害のある方のワクチン接種予約

Dedicated phone for reservation cancellation

TEL 0120-045-154
Hours: 09:00 to 19:00 (also accepted on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays)
* The Dedicated phone for reservation cancellation only accepts the cancellation of (1) Third Vaccination at a Venue Reserved via the City. It is also possible to cancel reservations made on the reservation website.

(2) Medical institutions that accept reservations directly

The method of applying for vaccinations differs depending on the medical institution concerned. See the enclosed List of Vaccination Venues for further details.

Vaccination Venue Vacancy Search (Japanese page)

https://www.city.yokohama.lg.jp/search-vaccine/
It is now possible to run searches for vaccination venues with vacancies from the city website (both vaccination venues for which reservations are accepted by the city, and medical institutions that accept direct reservations).
● You can search for a vaccination venue by address, nearest station, vaccine type, etc.
● Information on openings is updated periodically and may not be up to date.
● You cannot make an appointment directly from the search page for openings.
● For vaccination venues offering the Takeda (Novavax) vaccine, search by vaccine type and select “Other.”

Consultations Related to Side Effects

  • The main side effects are pain at the injection site, headaches, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, chills, fever, etc. In rare cases, serious side effects such as shock or anaphylaxis could occur. If you have symptoms of concern after the shot, talk to the vaccinating physician or your family doctor.
  • In extremely rare cases there are reports of possible myocarditis or pericarditis following vaccination (*). If you have symptoms such as chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath, or swelling a few days after the shot, get examined at a medical institution immediately. (*) These symptoms occur more often after the second shot than the first, and occur more often in young people, especially males.
  • In extremely rare cases, Guillain-Barre syndrome has been reported to occur after mRNA vaccinations (Pfizer, Moderna). If you have symptoms such as weakened limbs or numbness after the shot, get examined at a medical institution immediately.

(Source) Instructions for the Covid-19 Vaccination(外部サイト)

Kanagawa Prefecture COVID-19 Call Center for Side Effect, etc., Consultations

045-285-0719 (Available 24 hours a day)
FAX: 045-211-4678 (Dedicated fax number for people with hearing disabilities)
Support provided: Specialized consultations where medical knowledge is required, such as for side effects that persist after the shot, etc.
* We do not provide referrals to specific medical institutions.

Reservations by Proxy (For People Without PCs or Smartphones)

Eligible People

People who do not possess a computer, smartphone or other device, making internet (web) reservations difficult.

Details

The procedures for reserving by proxy, and cancelling or amending reservations for people wishing to receive a (1) 1st and 2nd Vaccination at Venues Reserved Via the City as listed in Reservations on this page.

Hours

09:00 to 17:00 (weekdays only)
* Advance reservations are not required, although the counters may be crowded.

Item to Bring

1st and 2nd vaccination voucher

Ward Administration Offices(staff in each ward office designated for vaccination consultations)

In addition to accepting reservations by proxy for 1st and 2nd vaccinations, these counters also provide consultations on various other topics, such as the first and second vaccinations, reservation support for medical institutions accepting direct reservations, vaccination certificates, etc.

Points to Note on the Day of Vaccination

  • 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. (If you are due to receive your vaccination from a venue reserved via the city, use the special telephone number for cancelling reservations listed on page 1.)
  • Wear clothing to the venue that allows easy access to your shoulders.

Items to Bring on the Day

Things included in this envelope

  • 1st and 2nd vaccination voucher
    Do not remove the stickers.
    The bottom right portion of the vaccination voucher (vaccination certificate) is an important document certifying that the vaccination was performed. Keep the voucher after the shot. Do not dispose of it.
  • Pre-vaccination questionnaire
    Read the enclosed [Explanation on COVID-19 Vaccination] thoroughly, fill in the form in advance and take it with you to the vaccination venue.

Things to prepare

  • Personal ID (Individual Number Card, Health Insurance Card, etc.)
  • Medication handbook (if available)

Precautions

  • This information is current as of August 1, 2022. The details may change according to conditions at the national level, etc.
  • This guidance does not mandate the vaccination shot. Make sure you understand both the preventive benefits and risk of side effects before considering vaccination.
  • Do not coerce coworkers or those around you to get the shot or act discriminatory to those who have not received the shot.

Information regarding vaccinations in Yokohama City is available from the following sources

City of Yokohama COVID-19 Vaccination Call Center

TEL 0120-045-070
*Ensure you call the correct number.
Hours: 09:00 to 19:00 (also accepted on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays)
Supported languages: English, 中文, 한국어, Tiếng Việt, नेपाली, Português, Español, 日本語
FAX 050-3588-7191
*The fax number is for inquiries by those with hearing loss.

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