A pre-vaccination medical questionnaire and vaccination voucher, which are required for vaccination, will be sent to individuals who will be 12 to 64 years old in 2021.
Based on national government guidelines, priority vaccinations will be provided to individuals with underlying conditions (to prevent the onset of severe symptoms) and to workers at long-term care facilities (to prevent clusters) in July to September, following vaccinations for the elderly.
An appointment is required to be vaccinated. Following vaccinations of the elderly, priority vaccination appointments will be taken for individuals with underlying conditions and workers at long-term care facilities starting July 5 (Mon.).
First, confirm whether you are eligible for priority vaccination.
I have an underlying condition or I work at a long-term care facility
Priority vaccination eligibility
Individuals with underlying conditions
What are considered underlying conditions?
Conditions confirmed during the preliminary exam at the time of vaccination.
Fill in the applicable underlying condition(s) on the pre-vaccination medical questionnaire and submit it during the vaccination preliminary exam.
*Medical certificates are not required.
1. Individuals visiting a hospital / hospitalized for the following diseases or conditions
(1) Chronic respiratory disease
(2) Chronic heart disease (including hypertension)
(3) Chronic kidney disease
(4) Chronic liver disease (cirrhosis, etc.)
(5) Diabetes treated with insulin or oral medication or that occurs with other diseases
(6) Blood disorders (excluding iron-deficiency anemia)
(7) Diseases that weaken immune functions (including malignant tumors for which treatment or palliative care is provided)
(8) Treatments that weaken immune functions (steroids, etc.)
(9) Neurological or neuromuscular disorders with immune system abnormalities
(10) Decreased bodily functions caused by neurological or neuromuscular disorders (respiratory impairment, etc.)
(11) Chromosomal disorders
(12) Severe physical and mental impairment (severe physical disability with severe intellectual impairment)
(13) Sleep apnea syndrome
(14) Severe mental illness (if hospitalized for treatment, possessing a Health and Welfare Handbook for the Mentally Disabled, or undergoing treatment to support independence [outpatient psychiatric care] for a condition that is "severe and continuous") or intellectual impairment (if possessing a Handbook for Raising Handicapped Children [Ai no techo])
2. Individuals who meet the criteria for obesity (BMI of 30 or higher)
Standards for a BMI of 30 or higher: height of 170 cm and weight of 87 kg or more, height of 160 cm and weight of 77 kg or more
Calculation: [Weight (kg)] ÷ [Height (m) 2]
Making appointments if you have underlying conditions
(1) Check whether your family doctor performs vaccinations.
(2) If so, make an appointment with your family doctor.
(3) If not, or if you do not have a family doctor, use method (A) or (B).
Workers at long-term care facilities
A “worker at a long-term care facility” is in direct contact with its users (admitted, commuting, or visiting) for the elderly, the disabled, etc.
Vaccination during the priority period (July through September) requires a certificate of employment from the facility. Ask your employer to issue the certificate, and make sure to bring it with you when you get vaccinated.
(Details will provided separately by the facility.)
Making appointments if you work at a long-term care facility
(1) Check whether group vaccinations are performed at your facility.
(2) Workers at long-term care facilities that do not provide group vaccinations and who have a certificate of employment issued by the facility should make an appointment through their family doctor or with method (A) or (B).
Making appointments if you have underlying conditions or work at a long-term care facility
(A) Get vaccinated at a local medical institution.
From July 5 (Mon), appointments can be made at local medical institutions.
Check the Yokohama City website for details.
*The date medical institutions start accepting appointments may vary. Check their website, etc., for details.
(B) Get vaccinated at a mass vaccination site or at a health care facility that accepts appointments from the city.
Appointments can be made starting July 5 (Mon) through the city's appointment website (online) or call center (phone).
City vaccine appointment website (online) *Japanese Only
https://v-yoyaku.jp/141003-yokohama（外部サイト） 9:00 am to 11:59 pm (every day)
Appointments call center (phone)
☎ : 0120-045-112 9:00 am to 7:00 PM (every day)
*Check the number carefully when dialing.
*For queries unrelated to appointments, contact Yokohama COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center.
If you have hearing loss and cannot make an appointment over the phone
Appointments can be made for mass vaccinations by FAX. See the website for formatting and other details.
FAX : 045-550-4226 9:00 am to 7:00 PM (weekdays)
☎0120-045-154 9:00 am to 7:00 PM (every day)
If you cancel your appointment, you can make a new one as needed through the appointment website (online) or call center (phone).
This number is only for cancelling and does not book new appointments.
Not eligible for priority vaccination
Wait for the notification in August.
Individuals not eligible for a priority vaccination cannot make appointments.
Notices regarding vaccination dates are planned to be sent out in August once dates to make appointments, etc. are finalized.
Keep the vaccination voucher and pre-vaccination medical questionnaire safe as they are required when you get vaccinated.
When getting vaccinated at work or school, present your vaccination voucher and pre-vaccination medical questionnaire.
Vaccinations of the elderly
Vaccinations will continue to be provided to elderly even after August.
Sending of vaccination vouchers ・ Vaccination schedule
Yokohama will send out vaccination vouchers in six waves in June to July to individuals who will be 12 to 64 years old in 2021.
A second notification will be sent once appointment dates and other details are finalized.
*Children 12 and older can be vaccinated.
Documents will be sent out when children reach 12 years of age.
For the latest information
Yokohama COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center
*Check the number carefully when dialing.
*Consultation by FAX available for residents with hearing loss.
Hours: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (every day)
Supported languages: English, 中文, 한국어, Tiếng Việt, नेपाली, Português, Español, 日本語