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Let’s Get Immunized

Shinjuku City provides immunizations according to the chart below. Let’s immunize children to protect them from contagious diseases. In general, children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian when getting immunized. However, someone other than the parent/guardian may accompany the child as long as that person has a letter of proxy from the parent/guardian and is familiar with the child’s health condition. In addition, children aged 13 or older can receive immunizations for Japanese encephalitis, cervical cancer vaccinations and MR (for those who have not completed periodic immunizations), without an adult accompanying them. For more information, please call the Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Division.

Eligibility/Notification Period
Detailed information is provided in the chart below. Notification is mailed on an individual basis to those who are eligible. Please have your child undergo immunizations when he/she is in good health. If you moved to Shinjuku City from another municipality after the pre-checkup slip notification was mailed, if you have lost the pre-checkup slip, or if you would like to have your child immunized as soon as possible, please call the Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Division as early as possible. (However, please note that your child can only receive immunizations during the eligible ages.)
Individual immunizations are available at medical institutions designated by the city. Reservations are required in some locations, so please call the medical institution in advance.

Periodic Immunization (free of charge)

Notes:
*1: The hepatitis B vaccine became a periodic immunization on October 1, 2016. Children born on or after April 1, 2016 are eligible. Since health insurance covers the mother and child contagious disease prevention program, children eligible for the program who received the hepatitis B vaccine are not eligible for this periodic immunization.

*2: If your child has not completed immunizations for DPT (three-type combination: diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus) and IPV (inactivated polio), he/she can receive four-type combination immunizations as necessary. Please ask for details at the Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Division.

*3: Concerning Japanese Encephalitis
Children born between April 2, 1995 and April 1, 2007 who have not received first-term and second-term immunizations can now receive the immunization(s) that they lack before they reach twenty years of age free of charge. Children born between April 2, 2007 and October 1, 2009 who have not received the complete first-term immunization before they reach 7 years and 6 months of age can now receive the immunization that they lack free of charge between 9 and 12 years of age. If you would like your child to receive these immunizations, please ask for details at the Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Division.

*4: Because side effects have been reported which have a clear link to vaccines, the cervical cancer prevention vaccine is not recommended. For more information, please ask the Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Division.

Optional Immunizations

  • If your child belongs to a household that receives public financial assistance for everyday living, you can file a separate application and be exempted from paying the related personally borne expense. Please submit a public financial assistance for everyday living recipient certificate to the Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Division.
  • Immunizations are available at Medical institution designated by Shinjuku City and some medical institutions of neighboring cities


*5: Implemented in April 2016.

Inquiries
(in Japanese)
Disease Prevention Section, Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Division (Shinjuku City Office New Wing of Annex 2, 1F) Tel: 03-5273-3859
Ushigome Public Health Center, Tel: 03-3260-6231
Yotsuya Public Health Center, Tel: 03-3351-5161
Higashi-Shinjuku Public Health Center, Tel: 03-3200-1026
Ochiai Public Health Center, Tel: 03-3952-7161