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Infant Rotavirus Vaccine to Become a Periodic Required Immunization

You will need a pre-checkup sheet from the Shinjuku City Office for your child to receive these rotavirus immunizations. We will mail the sheet to all households having a child who is eligible late in the month that he/she turns one month old.

Inquiries Disease Prevention Section, Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Division (Shinjuku City Office Annex 2, 1F)
Tel: 03-5273-3859
Fax: 03-5273-3820

Periodic Immunizations for Those Born on or After August 1, 2020

There are two types of rotavirus vaccines: monovalent and 5-valent. The same type of vaccine should be used for all immunizations. The number of injections and the period for the immunizations vary depending on the vaccine type used.

■ Monovalent Rotavirus Vaccine
Eligibility: Infants born on or after August 1, 2020, that are between 6 and 24 weeks of age.
No. of immunizations: Twice, with an interval of twenty-seven days or more in between.

■ 5-valent Rotavirus Vaccine
Eligibility: Infants born on or after August 1, 2020, that are between 6 weeks and 32 weeks of age.
No. of immunizations: Three, with an interval of 27 days or more in between.

■ Common for Both Monovalent and 5-valent Vaccines
Standard immunization period for first-timers: Between 2 months and 14 weeks, 6 days
Note: For both vaccines, it is recommended to have your child receive the first immunization no later than 14 weeks and 6 days.
Fee: Free of charge

Note: Even if your child received his/her first round of immunization as an optional immunization before the periodic required immunization period begins, he/she can receive the remaining immunizations as periodic immunizations. Refunds are not available for the personally-borne expense incurred for immunizations received as optional.

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September 5, 2020