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Omicron-targeting vaccine booster shots for ages 12+ (3rd-4th-5th doses)

Last updated date:2022/11/9

Omicron-targeting vaccine booster shots for ages 12+ (3rd/4th/5th doses)

Who is eligible?

Vaccine booster shots are available for all people who are 12 or older, have completed their primary two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and had their last dose at least three months ago.

When is it available?

Through 31 March 2023

Vaccination cost

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.

About the type of vaccine used, the interval between doses, and eligibility by age

Regardless of the type of vaccine of the last dose you received, booster shots will use the Omicron-targeting vaccine made by Moderna or Pfizer.

Type of vaccine used, the interval between doses, and eligibility by age
Vaccine usedInterval between doses

Eligible ages

Pfizer3 months since last doseAges 12+
Moderna3 months since last doseAges 18+

*The Omicron-targeting vaccine will be administered once per person.
[About vaccines for influenza, etc., and the interval between doses of other vaccines]

  • Doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and influenza vaccines may be taken at the same time with no waiting period.
  • Generally vaccines other than the influenza vaccine may not be taken at the same time. Either the other vaccine or the COVID-19 vaccine may be taken if an interval of 2 weeks has passed.

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 after taking the vaccine.

Call center for inquiries about side effects (Kanagawa-ken COVID-19 Side Reactions Consultation Call Center)

Phone number

045-285-0719(open 24 hours)
*Guidance in languages other than Japanese also available

For inquiries about:

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.)

Parent/guardian approval needed for children 12-15 to get the vaccine

The vaccine may be administered with consent of the individual’s parent or guardian. The vaccination cannot be administered without the parent or guardian’s signature on the vaccination pre-screening questionnaire.
Also, the parent or guardian must accompany the child.

Distribution schedule for vaccine vouchers

See this page(外部サイト) for the distribution schedule.

Where can you get the vaccine booster?

See this page(外部サイト) for details regarding vaccination venues.

How to get the vaccine booster

A reservation is required to get the vaccine booster. (Residents who have received a voucher may make reservations.) Have your vaccination voucher ready when making your reservation.

Reservations by phone (call center)

City of Yokohama COVID-19 Vaccination Call Center
Phone number0120-045-112

Hours

9 am to 7 pm (including weekends and holidays)
Language guidance8 languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, 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 number0120-045-154 (9 am to 7 pm)

Reservations by FAX (for residents with hearing loss) *Japanese version

Residents with hearing loss who cannot make reservations by phone, PC, or smartphone may make reservations for mass vaccination venues or health care facilities via fax.
Vaccine appointments for residents with hearing loss(外部サイト)

Reservations online (reservation website) (in Japanese)

Yokohama dedicated reservation website
URLhttps://v-yoyaku.jp/141003-yokohama
Hours24 hours/day
User manualHow to use the dedicated reservation website(PDF:2,643KB) (vaccine booster shots) (in Japanese)
Compatible browsers

Internet Explorer is not supported. Please access the reservation site on newer browser such as Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.

Cancelling reservations

If you are unable to go to the venue on the day you made a reservation, please be sure to cancel the reservation by the day before. Your cooperation is appreciated to ensure no precious vaccine doses go to waste.

How to cancel reservations(PDF:930KB) (in Japanese)

What to bring on the day you get the vaccine booster

Please bring the following items to your vaccination.
Vaccine voucherBring the whole paper with the sticker still attached.

Vaccination questionnaire

Fill it out beforehand and bring it with you.
Personal IDIndividual 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
Phone number

0120-045-070

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 number050-3588-7191 (for residents with hearing loss)

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