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Eligibility for Prevaccination Antibody Screening and Immunization Program against Rubella Expanded from December 25

Shinjuku City has been conducting rubella antibody tests and optional immunizations for women seeking to become pregnant and their spouses/partners as a means of preventing congenital rubella syndrome in their children.

After seeing a significant increase in rubella cases, Shinjuku City will reinforce its rubella countermeasures, expanding eligibility to include other members of the same household. Antibody tests to confirm that a person is immune to rubella as well as immunizations for those who test low in immunity are available for the following persons at medical institutions that Shinjuku City designates. If you would like to take advantage of this program, please apply to the Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Division.

Rubella Antibody Screening

Eligibility Shinjuku City residents nineteen years of age or older for whom any of the following applies:
1. A woman who would like to become pregnant (excludes expectant mothers)
2. Spouse or partner of 1. and those living together
3. Spouse or partner of an expectant mother and those living together

Notes:
1. “Those living together” refers to those whose address on the resident registration is the same as the woman who would like to become pregnant or the expectant mother.
2. Even if any of the abovementioned (1. through 3.) applies, the person is not eligible for the antibody program if: a) it has been confirmed that he/she received the monovalent rubella vaccine or the MR (measles-rubella) vaccine once or more in the past; b) he/she has undergone the rubella antibody test before; or c) he/she has received a diagnosis of rubella before.

No. of times Once
Fee Free of charge

Rubella Immunization

Eligibility Shinjuku City residents for whom any of the abovementioned (1. through 3.) applies, and who test low in the rubella antibody test.

Note: Even if any of the abovementioned applies, the person is not eligible for the immunization if a) it has been confirmed that he/she received the monovalent rubella vaccine or the MR (measles-rubella) vaccine twice or more in the past; b) he/she has received a diagnosis of rubella before; or c) he/she has received a monovalent rubella vaccination or the MR (measles-rubella) vaccination through Shinjuku City’s optional rubella-measles immunization program.

No. of times Once
Fee Rubella monovalent vaccine: 3,140 yen; MR (measles-rubella combination) vaccine: 5,210 yen

Note: If you belong to a household that receives public financial assistance for everyday living, you can apply for an exemption from the personally borne fee. Please call the Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Division for details.

Inquiries Disease Prevention Section, Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Division, Tel: 03-5273-3859, Fax: 03-5273-3820 (in Japanese)

December 25, 2018