With COVID-19 vaccinations for front-line essential workers already underway, Japan gradually expanded inoculations to the elderly population of those 65 years old or older on April 12. It will later continue to vaccinate those with underlying health conditions and finally the general public.
Here is what you need to know about getting vaccinated in Japan
You will receive a vaccination voucher in mail along with a letter of notification from the municipality of your residence
Make your reservation online or by phone
Vaccination venues vary with each municipality. The vaccination voucher sent from local governments will list the available venues. Municipalities are planning to use public facilities and gymnasiums, for instance, as large-scale vaccination centers. Local clinics may also offer shots as well.
Those who want to get inoculated at a venue outside the municipality where your residency is currently registered should contact your local government office
Yes, but they may need to wait a certain period of time before getting the shot.
Those who are older than 16. Municipalities will be sending out vaccine vouchers based on the residency registration. If you are not registered (foreign residents who just arrived in Japan may fall into this category) or want to be inoculated in a municipality other than where you are registered, contact your local municipality office.
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