COVID-19 vaccinations in Yokohama for those between 12 and 64 years of age will be made available to residents in 3 ways, mainly via “individual vaccinations” administered at local health care facilities, as well as “mass vaccinations” and “large-scale vaccinations.”Postcards sent out on August 6 (Friday) to eligible residents age 64 or younger (about 2.45 million people) will provide additional details about how to make an appointment to get the vaccine. For more information about the vaccination procedure and when appointments will start to be taken, see the city website:https://www.city.yokohama.lg.jp/kurashi/kenko-iryo/yobosesshu/vaccine/vaccine-portal/
１ Vaccination methods and appointments
It is expected that about 50% of vaccinations for residents 64 years or younger will be via individual vaccinations at local health care facilities.
Appointments are limited for mass vaccinations and large-scale vaccinations, so residents are encouraged to consider consulting their regular doctor or the city’s website for information about vaccinations at health care facilities.
Please also consider vaccinations administered at your workplace or Japan Self-Defense Forces facilities.
Note that Kanagawa Prefecture has set up a facility to vaccinate long term care workers, firefighters, volunteers and caregivers (at-home care) at life support NPOs, and others.
◆Japan Self-Defense Forces Tokyo large-scale vaccination center (Tokyo・Otemachi)
◆Kanagawa Prefecture priority vaccinations for long term care workers, etc. dedicated page
Operating through: September 30 (planned)
Venue: Shin Yokohama Kokusai Hotel (Manor House)
Appointment URL: https://www.kanagawa-vaccine-yoyaku.com/（外部サイト）
(1) Individual vaccinations
Appointments for individual vaccinations can be made via the methods below.
A Appointments made directly with the health care facility
Appointments will open for residents of all ages at about 1,550 health care facilities in the city starting August 6 (Friday). Among those facilities, about 1,000 will provide appointments to non-regular patients. The method of making appointments and when they are taken varies depending on the facility. For details, see the list of health care facilities on the city website or check the website of the facility itself.
B Appointments via the city website (online) or call center (telephone)
Some health care facilities will accept appointments made on the city appointments website (online) or via the call center (telephone) in three waves based on age groups starting at 9 a.m. on August 11 (Wed). Appointments will be open every day.
Appointments via the city website (online) or call center (telephone)
|Eligible ages||Appointments open|
|50 and older||August 11 (Wed) 9 a.m.|
|40 and older||August 16 (Mon) 9 a.m.|
August 23 (Mon) 9 a.m
*The age you turn between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022.
(2) Mass vaccinations and large-scale vaccinations
(A) Mass vaccinations
Starting in late September, vaccinations will be administered in one venue in each ward, for a total 18 locations. Note that venues are planned to be in operation 3-4 days each week, but dates and number of vaccination shots administered will be finalized later based on vaccine supply and other factors.
Additionally, some venues may change or temporarily cease vaccination operations due to activities related to the election. See the city website for details.
(B) Large-scale vaccinations
Vaccinations will start for residents, including those age 64 or younger, starting August 16 (Mon).
|Venue||Yokohama Hammerhead “CIQ Hall” (2-14-1, Shinkou, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi)|
August 16 (Mon) – October 10 (Sun)October 11 (Mon) – December 5 (Sun)*
|Days||Mon-Thurs, Sat-Sun (closed Fridays, open 6 days a week)|
|Times||Venue opens at 10:30 a.m., vaccinations start at 11 a.m., registration closes at 7:45 p.m.|
|Vaccine type||Takeda/Moderna 2 vaccinations, 28 days (4 weeks) between shots|
*Details may change depending on vaccine supply or other factors.
Based on the supply of vaccine and other factors, the city appointments website (online) and appointments call center (telephone) will open in the three stages shown below. For details about how to make appointments, refer to the flyer included in your individual notice that came in the mail, or see the city website.
50 or older
|August 11 (Wed) at 9 a.m.||Mass||≈25,000 (≈50,000 shots)||8/16 (Mon)～8/22 (Sun)|
|40 or older||August 16 (Mon) at 9 a.m.||Mass||≈32,000 (≈64,000)||8/23 (Mon)～8/29 (Sun)|
|All ages||August 23 (Mon) at 9 a.m.||Mass||≈2,000 (≈4,000)||8/30 (Mon)～9/5 (Sun)|
*The age you turn between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022.
*Starting August 30 (Mon), appointments are planned be taken each week for mass vaccination and large-scale vaccination venues starting on Monday at 9 a.m. for large-scale vaccinations administered the following week. (Starting September 6 (Mon), no new appointments will be taken for four weeks to let people get the second shot of vaccine.)
３ Vaccinations for those under 16 years old
Please be aware of the following when vaccinating someone under 16 years of age.
See the page below for details.
◆COVID-19 vaccine for residents younger than 16 years of age
[Precautions for vaccinating someone younger than 16 years of age]
・ To register the child to be vaccinated, the parent/guardian must sign their name on the pre-vaccination medical history questionnaire. The child cannot get the vaccine without the signature of the parent/guardian.
・ For children in elementary school, a parent/guardian must accompany the child for them to get the vaccine.
・ For children in junior high school, a parent/guardian must accompany the child, unless the vaccinating health care center allows them to be unaccompanied.
・ Write an emergency contact (a telephone number that will definitely connect to a parent/guardian during the pre-vaccination examination and vaccination times) in the phone number blank on the pre-vaccination medical history questionnaire.