While the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare announced on August 26 that some of the COVID-19 Takeda/Moderna vaccine had been contaminated by a foreign substance, the city has confirmed that the batches of vaccine sent to Yokohama were not among the contaminated vials.
The vaccines at the large-scale Yokohama HAMMERHEAD venue are not affected, so if you are scheduled to get the vaccine there, please visit the venue with peace of mind.
Vaccinations for residents 64 years or younger (updated June 16)
Distribution schedule for individual notices (vaccine vouchers)
Based on national guidelines and the how the start of vaccinations for certain workers progresses, Yokohama will begin distributing individual notices to residents 64 years or younger (about 2.45 million eligible residents) according to the provisional schedule below.
Individual notices distribution schedule
||Planned day to be sent out
||June 23 (Wednesday)
||June 30 (Wednesday)
||July 7 (Wednesday)
||July 13 (Tuesday)
||July 19 (Monday)
||July 26 (Monday)
• Note that even with an individual notice, non-priority recipients (those who do not have an underlying condition or are not long term care facility workers) cannot get the vaccine right away. Guidance about how to make appointments and when they will begin will be announced in August.
• Residents can use the vaccine voucher included in the individual notice if they get vaccinated at their place of work or university.
• Only residents 12 and older can get the vaccine. Individual notices will be sent out once residents reach 12 years of age.
• It is expected that it will take several days to reach residents after notices are sent out.
Vaccination schedule (expected plan as of June 16)
It is planned that appointments will open for priority recipients (those with underlying conditions or workers in long term care facilities) on July 5 (Monday) once vaccinations for elderly residents have been completed.
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