About the COVID-19 Vaccine

【Basic Information about the COVID-19 Vaccine】

The vaccine is free.

Taking the vaccine is not mandatory. Inform yourself about its effects reducing symptom outbreaks and complications as well as its possible side effects and make the decision yourself.

Foreign residents on the residents' registry will receive a notice from their municipality. Make a reservation once you have received the notice.

You must take two shots of the same vaccine spaced with a certain length of time.

In some cases, vaccinations will be promoted by individual companies or universities.



Getting the Vaccine

1 Once it is your turn to get the vaccine, you will receive a notice.

The envelope should contain a notice for the COVID-19 vaccine as well as two vaccine tickets and a pre-vaccination questionnaire. Senior citizens and people with underlying conditions will be prioritized so please wait until the time comes when you can take the vaccine.


2 Reserve your vaccine shots

You must make an advance reservation to get your vaccine shots. The reservation method will differ depending on your municipality. Confirm how to first, before making a reservation by phone or internet.

■Municipal Vaccine Websites (Japanese only)
⇒ https://www.pref.toyama.jp/120507/kurashi/kenkou/kenkou/covid-19/vaccine.html

■The Corona Vaccine Navi website from the Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare lets you search vaccination facilities and health care facilities.
⇒ (Japanese)https://v-sys.mhlw.go.jp/ja-pl/
⇒ (English) https://v-sys.mhlw.go.jp/en/


3 
Fill out your pre-vaccination screening questionnaire

If you cannot understand the Japanese in the pre-vaccination screening questionnaire, look at the foreign language version and fill it out in Japanese. Questionnaires filled out in foreign languages will not be accepted.

■Pre-vaccination screening questionnaires in foreign languages (Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare)
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000759454.pdf

■Video explaining how to fill out the questionnaire (from the Saga Prefecture International Association)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_mD4hXHQT8&t=9s

■A tool for filling out your preliminary medical examination form in other languages(YOLO JAPAN)
https://www.yolo-japan.com/covid19/


4 
Get your vaccine (twice) on the dates and at the place you reserved

Bring your vaccine ticket, the filled-out questionnaire, a valid form of ID (driver's license, zairyu card, insurance card) and your "okusuri techo" (if you have one).

The vaccine will be injected in your shoulder so please come in clothes where your shoulder is easily accessible.

■Information about the vaccine in multiple languages and easy Japanese (Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare)
⇒ http://www.tic-toyama.or.jp/topics/post_131.html

■Multilingual Coronavirus Call Center (Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare)
 Phone Number: 0120-761770(Free)
 <<Operating hours>>(Operates on weekends and holidays as well)
 *Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish: 9:00-21:00
 *Thai: 9:00-18:00
 *Vietnamese: 10:00-19:00

■CINGA Coronavirus Vaccine Consultation Center for Foreigners (Easy Japanese)
CONIV_CINGA-1.pdf

■Information on coronavirus vaccination in Japan (NHK World-JAPAN)
⇒ 【Coronavirus FAQ】 Vaccination Updates