Vaccination information for residents with underlying conditions
Last updated date：2021/6/2
About vaccinations for residents with underlying conditions
Once specific procedures have been decided regarding vaccinations for residents with underlying conditions, the city will announce it on the website and in other public materials. Thank you for your patience.
Those with underlying conditions are eligible for priority vaccinations due to the increased risk of getting severely ill if they contract the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
These residents have been designated 3rd on the list of priority vaccine recipients announced by the national government.
|1||Health care workers|
|2||Elderly residents (those turning 65 years or older in fiscal 2021)|
|3||Persons with underlying conditions, health care workers in long term care facilities|
|4||Persons other than the above|
Definition of person with an underlying condition
The national government has indicated the following to define who is a person with an underlying condition.
If you have an underlying condition, please consult with your doctor in advance to decide whether to get the vaccination.
Additionally, we plan to ask the patient to report if they have an underlying condition on the pre-vaccination medical history form and during the pre-vaccination examination. You are not required to submit medical records, etc.
1. People with the following illnesses or conditions who receive outpatient or inpatient care
• Chronic respiratory disease
• Chronic heart disease (including hypertension)
• Chronic kidney disease
• Chronic liver disease (liver cirrhosis, etc.)
• Diabetes being treated with insulin or medication, or diabetes associated with other diseases
• Blood diseases (excluding iron deficiency anemia)
• Diseases that impair the functioning of the immune system (including malignant tumors under treatment)
• Receiving treatment that depresses the immune system, including steroids
• Neurological and neuromuscular diseases associated with immune abnormalities
• Decreased body functions due to neurological or neuromuscular diseases (including breathing disorders)
• Chromosomal abnormality
• Severe mental and physical disabilities (severe physical disabilities and severe intellectual disabilities)
• Sleep apnea syndrome
• Severe mental illness (hospitalized for treatment of mental illness, holding a mental disability certificate or falling under the category of “severe and continuous” in self-supporting medical care (psychiatric hospital care)) or intellectual disabilities (holding a rehabilitation certificate)
2. Persons who meet the criteria for obesity (BMI of 30 or above)
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (in Japanese)（外部サイト）
See the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website for details.