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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)
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