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Immunizations

Section in charge: Disease Prevention Section, Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Division

A preliminary checkup sheet will be mailed to all eligible residents.

●Influenza Immunizations for the Elderly
Eligibility: Shinjuku City residents (1) 65 years of age or older; or (2) between 60 and 64 years of age with a serious disability equivalent to level 1 in the Handbook for the Disabled affecting the heart, kidneys, or respiratory or immune system.
You have to pay part of the total cost. (The personally borne expense will be exempted for those 75 years of age or older and those who receive public financial assistance for everyday living, etc.)

●Streptococcus Pneumococcal Vaccine for the Elderly
Eligibility: Shinjuku City residents (1) who are 65 years of age; (2) who are between 60 and 64 years of age with a serious disability equivalent to level 1 in the Handbook for the Disabled affecting the heart, kidneys, or respiratory or immune system.
Note: Those who have received the streptococcus pneumococcal vaccine (type 23) in the past are not eligible.
You have to pay part of the total cost. (The personally borne expense will be exempted for households that receive public financial assistance for everyday living, etc.)

●Rubella/Measles Antibody Test/Immunization
You can obtain subsidies for the rubella/measles antibody test and immunization to protect your unborn baby from congenital rubella syndrome and prevent premature birth or miscarriage due to measles. Please ask the Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Division for more information.
○Eligibility
Rubella/measles antibody test:
1.Women 19 years of age or older who wish to become pregnant
2.The spouse or partner of 1. mentioned above
3.The spouse or partner of an expectant mother with a low rubella/measles antibody level
Note: Those who have undergone this test before, or been immunized for rubella/measles (including MR [measles and rubella combination]), and those who have been diagnosed as having had rubella/measles are not eligible for this program.
Immunization: If one of the three conditions mentioned above applies to you, and your rubella/measles antibody level is shown to be low during the rubella/measles antibody test (includes checkups for expectant mothers and past health checkups you have paid for).
The antibody test is free of charge.
You have to pay part of the total immunization cost. (The cost is subsidized for those who belong to a household receiving public financial assistance for everyday living, etc.)
Please call for more information.

Note: For information on immunizations mainly for children, please read section 5, “Childbirth, Child-Raising, and Education.”

April 1, 2019