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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 will be turn 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95 or 100 years of age between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021; (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, partner or cohabitant of 1. mentioned above
3.The spouse, partner or cohabitant of an expectant mother
Notes:
1.“Cohabitant” refers to a person whose address on resident registration is the same as the woman who wishes to become pregnant or is an expectant mother.
2.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.)

●Rubella Fifth Term
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has decided to offer a rubella immunization program for men who did not have the opportunity to receive periodic immunizations in the past (limited program effective through March 31, 2022).
For periodic immunizations, a patient first undergoes an antibody test, and those with a low rubella antibody index receive the immunization.
You can receive an antibody test and the rubella immunization at designated medical institutions across Japan.
○Rubella antibody test
Eligibility: Men who live in Shinjuku City and were born between April 2, 1962 and April 1, 1979.
No. of times: Once
Fee: Free
○Rubella immunizations
Eligibility: Men who live in Shinjuku City and were born between April 2, 1962 and April 1, 1979, and whose rubella antibody test revealed that their rubella antibody index was low.
No. of times: Once
Fee: Free
As a rule, the MR (measles-rubella) vaccine will be administered.
Note: Please call if you would like the simple rubella vaccine.
Please also inquire if you have any questions.

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

April 1, 2020