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About COVID-19 Vaccinations for Residents Between Five and Eleven Years Old

Information on this page is current as of March 8. Please check the Shinjuku City website for the latest information.

【Eligibility】
Registered Shinjuku City residents between five and eleven years old at the time of vaccination.
Note: Exclusion of Legal Mandates for COVID Vaccinations
・Legal mandates do not apply to COVID vaccinations of children between five and eleven years old.
・Although you may receive a vaccination ticket for your child, it does not mean that he/she must be vaccinated. Please discuss the matter with your child, and have him/her undergo vaccination if you agree and are willing.
・If your child is at high risk of developing complications, such as because he/she has an underlying condition, please discuss the matter with your family doctor and consider whether having your child vaccinated is appropriate.

【Mailout Date for Vaccination Tickets】
February 24, 2022 (Thu.)
Notes:
1. Residents who turn twelve years of age after receiving their vaccination ticket at eleven years old can still use their original vaccination ticket and pre-checkup slip.
2. Vaccination tickets are scheduled to be mailed to residents who will turn five years of age before their birthday month.

Mail packet
・Vaccination ticket sticker
・Pre-checkup slip
Vaccination Information (PDF; in Japanese)
To Parents of Children Five Years of Age or Older (PDF; in Japanese)

Information announced by the national government after vaccination tickets have been mailed (Please read the information along with the enclosed materials).
(To Parents/Guardians of Children between Five and Eleven Years Old) An Explanation of the COVID Vaccine (for Children) (PDF; in Japanese)
Note: When completing your pre-checkup slip, since there is a Question & Answer section to confirm that you understand the information concerning the effects and side effects of the vaccine, please be sure to download the explanation and read it, or read the information available at the vaccination site before vaccination.
An Announcement about COVID Vaccination (Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare) (PDF; in Japanese)
An Announcement about COVID Vaccination (explanation for children) (PDF; in Japanese)

【Fee】
Since public funds cover the cost, there is no fee for COVID vaccinations.

【Vaccine】
Pfizer (for children up to eleven years of age): The concentration and amount is different from the Pfizer vaccine for residents twelve years old and older.

【Number of Injections】
Twice (with a three-week interval between the first injection and the second injection)
Note: Please do not have your child receive other vaccines (such as periodic immunizations) at the same time as the COVID vaccine. In addition, if your child gets other vaccines before or after the COVID vaccine, you should as a rule allow for an interval of thirteen days (about two weeks) or more for the COVID vaccine. Please consult your doctor concerning the vaccination intervals.

★For Residents Turning Twelve Years Old
Since the concentration and amount of the Pfizer vaccine used for eleven-year-olds and twelve-year-olds is different, please adjust the vaccination schedule so that your child does not turn twelve between the first injection and second injection.

・If your child turns twelve years of age between the first and second injection, he/she will receive the vaccine for five- through eleven-year-olds for the second injection.

★To: All parents/guardians – Please be sure to read this before your child is vaccinated
Before your child is vaccinated, please talk to him/her about precautions to take before getting vaccinated and the rules to follow after vaccination. You’ll find this information on the third page of “For Children Five Years Old and Older and Their Parents,” which is enclosed with the vaccination ticket.
In addition, please note that parental approval is required for your child to get vaccinated, and he/she must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please complete the pre-checkup slip and sign the vaccination agreement. Please also consult your family doctor about the interval between the COVID vaccine and other periodic immunizations. Since records of pediatric immunizations are kept in the Boshi Kenko Techo (Mother and Child Health Handbook), please be sure to bring your Boshi Kenko Techo when your child is going to be vaccinated.

【Precautions before Vaccination】
・If you or your child have any questions or concerns about the vaccine—such as when he/she has an underlying condition—please discuss the matter thoroughly with your family doctor or the doctor administering the vaccination.
・Please check to make sure there are no changes in your child’s body temperature or other adverse physical states.
・If your child has a history of allergic reactions to medication or any allergies such as food allergies, please list what your child is allergic to and what kind of effects the allergies cause.”
・Please tell the staff if your child has a strong fear of hypodermic needles or pain.
・Please tell the staff if your child is worried or nervous about this vaccine.

【Requests When Accompanying Your Child】
Please talk to your child and encourage him/her not to look at the hypodermic needle to avoid creating fear and anxiety.

【Cautions after Vaccination】
After your child is vaccinated, particularly for the first few days, please be aware of any changes in his/her physical state.

【What to Bring on Vaccination Day】
Vaccination ticket; Boshi Kenko Techo (Mother and Child Health Handbook); some form of documentation to confirm your child’s personal identity (such as his/her health insurance card); and the pre-checkup slip for the first injection (please complete the form in advance).
Note: The parent/guardian of the child getting vaccinated must sign the pre-checkup slip and accompany the child on the day of the vaccination.

【Vaccination Locations】
・Group Vaccination Sites (such as Genkikan, Keio University Hospital, and Tokyo Women’s Medical University)
・Individual Vaccination Locations (medical institutions such as pediatricians in Shinjuku City)
Note: If you would like to get vaccinated as an individual rather than at a group vaccination site, please apply directly to a medical institution. Each medical institution has its own reservation reception conditions and procedures. For information on the medical institutions administering the vaccine, please read the Shinjuku City website.

【Group Vaccination Reservation /Vaccination Start Date】
Reservation start date: As soon as you receive your vaccination ticket.
Vaccination start date: Will start gradually from March 8
Note: If your child turns twelve years old after the vaccination tickets arrive, you may not make reservations for the children’s (between five and eleven years of age) section because the concentration and amount of vaccine administered is different.

【Reservation Procedures】
① Via the Internet (reservation website: http://vaccine-info-shinjuku.org/link.html)
Select the desired language as follows:
First, place a check mark (✔) to acknowledge that we will be handling your personal information. Next, press the green button and proceed to the reservation website. There is a button to select the language in the upper right side of the screen.
Languages available: Japanese, English, Chinese (simplified characters), Chinese (traditional characters), Korean, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Spanish and Nepali

② Via the Call Center (by phone)
Tel: 03-4333-8907 or 0570-012-440
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (including Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)
Languages available: Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Tagalog, Nepali, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Malaysian, Burmese, Khmer and Mongolian

【Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website】
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/vaccine.html
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/vaccine_tagengo.html

March 25, 2022