COVID-19 vaccine information
Last updated date：2021/5/17
The City of Yokohama is preparing to provide vaccinations in designated locations across the city for all residents according to the vaccine priority guidelines set by the national government. This page will list related information, including the initial recipients eligible for the vaccine, individual notices, and vaccination methods for the planned vaccine rollout.
(Note) Residents 16 years of age or older are eligible to receive the vaccine made by Pfizer. Information about vaccines for those younger than 16 years of age will be updated appropriately based on guidance from the national government.
1 Distribution timeline for individual notices (including vaccine vouchers)
Yokohama will send individual notices to city residents based on the vaccine priority guidelines set by the national government. The individual notice will include a vaccine voucher, a pre-vaccination questionnaire about your medical history, instructions and information about the vaccine, and a leaflet outlining the entire process. Once you have received a vaccine voucher, you may make an appointment to get the vaccine.
Individual notices will be sent to elderly residents (turning 65 or older between April 2021 and March 2022) according to the chart below.
【Important notice (updated May 12)】
To mitigate the concentration of appointments being made through the appointment center, the schedule for individual notices (including vaccine vouchers) to be sent out to 65 to 69 age group will be adjusted as shown below.
<Previously> To be sent out May 14 (Friday)
<Now> To be sent out May 17 (Monday)
|Timeframe to be sent out||Eligible age groups||Eligible residents in Yokohama|
April 23 (Friday)
(all notices sent out)
|80 or older||≈340 thousand|
April 30 (Friday)
75 to 79
May 10 (Monday)
|70 to 74||≈250 thousand|
May 17 (Friday)
|65 to 69||≈190 thousand|
*It is expected that it may take several days after the individual notices are distributed for them to reach residents. (It may take about a week during the long public holiday period.)
(Note) Individual notices will be sent to non-elderly residents according to vaccination priority guidelines set by the national government.
|1||Health care workers|
|2||Elderly residents (65 or older as of fiscal 2021)|
|3||Persons with underlying conditions, health care workers in long term care facilities|
|4||Persons other than the above|
2 Elderly resident vaccinations outlook (as of May 12)
Vaccinations at long term care facilities began on April 12 (Monday).
Mass vaccinations at 19 venues in all 18 wards will begin on May 17 (Monday).
Also, individual vaccinations at certain local hospitals, clinics, etc. will begin on May 24 (Monday).
Starting June 7, other venues where mass vaccinations can be administered will start to be added.
In accordance with national government objectives, the city will prepare large-scale vaccination venues to make sure all elderly residents who wish to get the vaccine can be vaccinated by the end of July.
3 About mass vaccination appointments
Prior appointments are required to get the vaccine at mass vaccination venues. Residents can also make appointments to get the vaccine at wards other than where they live.
Residents who have received an individual notice in the mail can access the dedicated website to make an appointment (via PC or smartphone) or call the appointments center.
Be aware that City Hall, Ward Administration Offices, and vaccination venues do not arrange appointments directly.
See the appointment page for more information.
*Appointments will open for residents with hearing loss on May 17. See this page for the application.
4 List of mass vaccination venues
Mass vaccination venues will gradually be added starting June 7.
Appointments will be taken starting May 17.
Residents may choose to make an appointment to get the vaccine at a ward other than where they live.
Venues generally do not have parking lots for people getting vaccinated, so residents are encouraged to travel by public transportation.
|Tsurumi||Tsurumi Ward Auditorium||May||
|Tsurumi Sports Center *1||June||Vaccine dates being finalized|
|Kanagawa Ward Auditorium||May||
|Kanagawa Community Center||June||●||●||●||●|
|Sugeta Community Center *1||June to early July||●||●||●||●|
|Yokohama Disaster Risk Reduction Learning Center||Early July||●||●||●||●|
|Nishi||Nishi Community Center||May 19 to June 27||●||●||●||●|
|Nishi Sports Center||June 30||●||●||●||●|
|Fujidana Community Center||June||●||●||P.M.|
Yokohama Craftspeople Assembly Hall
|Yokohama City Naka Sports Center||May 19 to June 27||●||●||●||●|
|Honmoku Community Center||July||●||●||●||●|
|Yokohama Budokan||June to mid-July||●||●||●||●|
|Minami||Minami Ward Auditorium||May||●||●||●||●|
|Minami Sports Center||June||●||P.M.||P.M.||P.M.|
|Konan||Konan Sports Center||May||●||
|Former Noba Junior High School building||June||●||●||●||●|
|Hodogaya||Hodogaya Sports Center||May||●||
|Asahi||Asahi Sports Center *1 *2||May||●||
|Isogo||Isogo Sports Center *2||May||●||
|Kanazawa||Kanazawa Chiku Center||May||●||
|Viole Yokohama new wing 2F||June||○||○||○||○|
|Kohoku||Kohoku Ward Auditorium||May||●||
|Yokohama Sports Medical Center||June to end of June||●||●||●||P.M.|
|Tsunashima Community Center||End of June||●||●||●||P.M.|
|Midori||Midori Ward Auditorium||May||●||
|Nagatsuta Community Center *1||June||●||●|
Aoba Ward Auditorium / Aoba Sports Center *2
|Tsuzuki||Tsuzuki Ward Hall||May||●||
|Tsuzuki Community Center||June||●||
|Totsuka||Totsuka Sports Center||May||●||
|Higashi Totsuka Community Center||June||●||●||●||●|
|Sakae||Sakae Sports Center *3||May||●||P.M.||
|Izumi||Izumi Ward Auditorium||May||●||
|Izumi Ward Hall||June||●||P.M.|
|Seya||Seya Sports Center *1 *2||May||●||
|Seya Ward Hall||July||●||P.M.|
●: Open from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (scheduled)
○: Open from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (scheduled)
P.M. : Open from 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (scheduled)
*1 A free shuttle bus is planned to run from the nearest station. See this page for currently confirmed information about shuttle bus service.
*2 Expanded number of vaccination booths and other enhancements planned starting in June.
*3 Sakae venue will open on Tuesday from the beginning.
5 About individual vaccinations at local clinics
Some local clinics will begin administering individual vaccinations starting May 24 (Monday).
More information in Japanese here.
6 Vaccinations outside the registered area
In general, COVID-19 vaccinations will be provided to residents in the area indicated as the place they live on their certificate of residence.
However, if you are staying for a long period of time at a location other than the area designated on your certificate of residence due to unavoidable circumstances (such as if you are a worker posted away from your family, a student boarding in a remote location, a pregnant woman returning to your family home to give birth, etc.), you may get the vaccine at a medical facility where you are after notifying the local municipality in advance.
Also, if any of the unavoidable circumstances below apply to you, you may omit the notification.
• Hospitalized/resident patient
• When vaccinated by primary physician due to an underlying condition
• When vaccinated at a specially equipped facility because the risk of side reactions is high
• If getting the vaccine at home from a medical facility outside the municipality
• If the victim of a disaster
• If in detention or custody or are a convict
Where to send notification
Access the COVID-19 Vaccine Navi (run by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) via the URL below, enter the required information, and get the notification certificate for a vaccination outside your registered area of residence.
*Print or take a screenshot of the screen showing the notification certificate for a vaccination outside your registered area of residence, and take it together with the vaccine voucher issued from your resident municipality and a personal ID (such as a driver’s license) to the vaccination venue.
COVID-19 Vaccine Navi (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) URL
Notify by mail
Fill in the required information on the linked form “Notification of vaccination outside registered area of residence (COVID-19)” (provisional translation) and send it to the address below.
Note that it may take about 10 days from submitting the notification for the certificate to be sent out.
Notification of vaccination outside registered area of residence (COVID-19) (Word document) (Japanese)
■Where to send the notification
Postal code: 221-8777
Yokohama-shi Kanagawa-ku Shinurashima-cho 2-chome 1 – 10
Kanagawa Post Office PO Box 99
City of Yokohama Health and Social Welfare Bureau Vaccination Coordination
< Notification of vaccination outside registered area of residence>
*The certificate notifying vaccination outside of registered area of residence will be sent to your residence address. If the address where you are living is different, indicate you wish to receive the certificate at that address by entering it in the space for your return address.
About vaccine appointments
Appointments can be made for vaccinations at locations outside your area of residence through the appointments center.
First contact the center at the number below.
[Yokohama COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center]
Note that Yokohama is sending individual notifications to elderly residents in 4 waves, starting with those 80 and older and then sending to 79 to 79, 70 to 74, and 65 to 69 in order.
If you have received a vaccination voucher from another municipality, you will be able to make an appointment once appointments are open for the appropriate age group.
The timeframe for notices being sent out can be found on the " 1 Distribution timeline for individual notices (including vaccine vouchers)".
7 Vaccination costs
The entire cost of the vaccinations will be covered by the national government, so there will be no individual fees.
*Individual medical fees may be charged normally for medical treatment before or after the vaccination.
8 Yokohama COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center
*Many residents have called the wrong number. Please check the number carefully when calling.
|Hours||9 a.m. to 7 p.m. including weekends and public holidays|
|Language guidance||8 languages (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Spanish, Portuguese)|
*Consultation by FAX available for residents with hearing loss.
9 COVID-19 Vaccine News
The City of Yokohama has compiled the latest information about the COVID-19 vaccine into a leaflet (in Japanese).
Issue #1(March 31, 2021)
Issue #2(April 27, 2021)
Issue #3(May 14, 2021)
10 Answers to common questions
Frequently asked questions (COVID-19 vaccine) (in Japanese)
11 Related information
The Pfizer vaccine has been seen to sometimes cause side reactions immediately after they were administered, such as pain in the area that received the shot, as well as headaches, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, and fever. Recipients will recover from most of these side reactions within a few days of receiving the vaccine.
See the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website (Japanese)（外部サイト） for more information.
The websites for the Prime Minister’s Office of Japan and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare also provide details about the vaccinations’ effectiveness, safety, and other information.
Prime Minister’s Office of Japan website（外部サイト） (Japanese)
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website（外部サイト） (Japanese)
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website（外部サイト） (English)