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.
City measures related to the vaccine supply situation
The city will adopt the following measures based on the vaccine supply schedule recently announced by the national government.
① About the vaccine supply for Yokohama
Kanagawa Prefecture is still working out the arrangements, but it is expected that only a proportionately small number of the eligible recipients in the city (about 930,000 elderly residents 65 and older) will be able to receive the Pfizer vaccine with the amount supplied for Yokohama.
• Distribution of individual notices (including vaccine vouchers) that was scheduled to begin in late March will be postponed for the time being.
• Vaccinations in Yokohama will begin with facility vaccinations (elderly care centers, etc.).
However, specific facilities to receive the vaccine and other details are still being finalized.
• Group and individual vaccinations will be considered once the vaccine supply after April 26 can be appraised.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine will be provided to all city residents who wish to receive it.
Starting in late March, individual notices (including a vaccination voucher) will be sent out to residents. Once you obtain a voucher, you may make an appointment and receive the vaccination.
(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 Individual notice priority (including vaccine vouchers)
The City of Yokohama will send individual notices to residents regarding vaccinations.
To avoid call center and appointment congestion after the notices are delivered, notices will be sent out to eligible recipients in waves.
However, the individual notices (including vaccine vouchers) that were initially planned to be distributed to elderly residents in late March will be delayed due to the vaccine supply situation outlined by the national government.
For details, refer to the city measures related to the vaccine supply situation above.
Individual notices (including the vaccine voucher) will be distributed based on the following priority structure:
|Timeframe for individual notices with vaccine vouchers (tentative)||Eligible persons||Number of eligible persons in Yokohama|
Planned vaccination timeframe
|Not yet scheduled||80 or older (elderly)||≈290 thousand||Not yet scheduled|
|Not yet scheduled||75 or older (elderly)||≈190 thousand||Not yet scheduled|
|Not yet scheduled|
(Notices sent in 2 waves)
|70 or older (elderly)||≈240 thousand||Not yet scheduled|
|65 or older (elderly)||≈200 thousand||Not yet scheduled|
|Not yet scheduled||Persons with underlying medical conditions||≈240 thousand||Not yet scheduled|
|Healthcare workers in elderly care facilities||≈56 thousand||Not yet scheduled|
|Persons other than above||≈2.37 million||Not yet scheduled|
② Vaccination method and venue
Vaccinations are planned to be carried out in three ways: (1) at special venues established by the city (for group vaccinations), (2) at local hospitals and health clinics (for individual vaccinations), and (3) at elderly care facilities (for facility-wide vaccinations).
Group vaccination venues will be gradually expanded.
Vaccination method and venue
|Vaccination method||(1) Group vaccinations||(2) Individual vaccinations||(3) Facility vaccinations|
|Vaccination venue||• Public assembly halls and sports centers in each of the 18 wards (shown below)|
• Other locations (being finalized)
|Hospitals and health clinics (being finalized)||Elderly care facilities (for facility users)|
Group vaccination venues ※Current as of 16 February 2021. Venues are planned to be gradually expanded.
|Ward||Venue (tentative English names)|
|Tsurumi||Tsurumi Public Auditorium|
|Nishi||Nishi Auditorium / Nishi Chiku Center|
|Naka||Yokohama Craftspeople Assembly Hall|
|Yokohama City Naka Sports Center|
|Konan||Konan Sports Center|
|Hodogaya||Hodogaya Sports Center|
|Asahi||Asahi Sports Center|
|Isogo||Isogo Sports Center|
|Kanazawa||Kanazawa Chiku Center|
|Aoba||Aoba Auditorium / Aoba Sports Center|
|Totsuka||Totsuka Sports Center|
|Sakae||Sakae Sports Center|
|Seya||Seya Sports Center|
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.
④ How to set an appointment
A reservation system* to make an appointment to receive a vaccine will be established. Other than persons who are eligible for facility vaccinations, residents will be asked to make appointments for either group or individual vaccinations.
Detailed appointment instructions will be announced later.
*Reservation system: a system to make an appointment via smartphone, PC, or telephone.
2 Dedicated vaccination call center
① Timeframe to be established
② Description of services
Consultation for general inquiries related to vaccinations, reservation information, etc.
Phone number and hours of operation
|Hours||9 a.m. to 7 p.m. including weekends and public holidays|
|Supported languages||Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean|
*Consultation by FAX available for residents with hearing loss.
Call center established (for consultation regarding vaccinations)
Individual notices (including vaccine vouchers) sent out (residents 65 or older during fiscal 2021)
Appointments can be made by residents who have received an individual notice. Detailed instructions about how to make appointments will be included in the notices.
Starting in April and later
Vaccinations begin to be provided to elderly persons.
*For residents other than elderly persons, information will be provided once the vaccination timetable is determined.
4 About vaccine side effects
Research has been presented that the vaccines planned to be supplied to Japan (vaccines developed by Pfizer, Astra-Zeneca, Moderna, and Novavax) have been seen to sometimes cause side effects immediately after they were administered, such as pain in the area that received the shot, as well as headaches, fatigue, or muscle pain.
See the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website（外部サイト）(Japanese) for more information.