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COVID-19 Vaccination Information (as of 8/16/2021)

Important Message to Our Citizens (as of 8/13/2021)

The amount of vaccines supplied to the City of Hiroshima by the national government has been greatly reduced in comparison to the previous amount. Currently, we are in a situation where we must lower the number of vaccinations administered to individuals at private medical institutions and at group vaccination sites.

In these circumstances, in order to enable those who have already had their first vaccination to properly receive their second, we will continue to provide vaccinations while making adjustments according to the situation. This means that it is currently difficult to make new vaccination appointments.

Currently, telephone calls to medical institutions expressing opinions regarding the current situation and inquiries about the effect of vaccine supply shortages on appointments are overwhelming these institutions and affecting normal medical care.

The national government has expressed their policy to provide the necessary amount of vaccines to fully inoculate 80% of the 12-and-over population of each prefecture by early October. The City of Hiroshima is set to receive vaccines when the time comes, and we ask for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Vaccination coupons have been sent to those aged 12-64

Vaccination appointments will be accepted as per the following:

Category

Appointment Period

Those eligible for priority vaccinations*

Appointments can be made as soon as vaccination coupons arrive

Those ineligible for priority vaccinations

  • Appointments can be made beginning on 7/31 (Sat)
  • Note: for the following venues, appointments can be made beginning 7/24 (Sat):
  • NTT Cred Hall
  • Hiroshima Convention Hall

*Information about those eligible for priority vaccinations and the vaccination schedule can be found here.

About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Currently, the Japanese government has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine has been proven 95% effective at preventing COVID-19 and requires two doses. The second dose shall be administered three weeks after the first dose on the same day of the week. However, it is possible to receive the second dose two days before the three-week mark. If you do not receive the second dose three weeks after the first dose on the same day of the week, be sure to get your second dose as soon as possible (see PDF).

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Eligibility

Those 16 years and older who have a resident record in Hiroshima City are eligible to receive this vaccine.

As a rule, you will receive your vaccine in the municipality where your resident record is registered; however, those with extenuating circumstances, such as pregnant women who have returned to their hometown to give birth or those who have been transferred for their job without their family, will be eligible to receive the vaccine in a municipality other than their own as exceptional cases. As a rule, you must apply in advance to the municipality where you want to receive your vaccination; application details can be found here (Japanese).

Vaccination Costs

The COVID-19 vaccine is free.

  • Note: there have been cases of scammers pretending to be municipal or health center workers and asking for money for vaccinations. We will NEVER ask you for money for the COVID-19 vaccine or to make an appointment. If you receive any suspicious phone calls, hang up IMMEDIATELY and report it to the police.

Vaccination Coupons

The City of Hiroshima will mail vaccination coupons to the address on your resident record when your vaccination period approaches. The envelope will look like this (English translation added in blue; the envelope will be in Japanese only):

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Inside the envelope, you will find your vaccination coupon (for two doses), Pre-vaccination Questionnaire (two) (English for reference ONLY; must fill out the Japanese form), Instructions for the COVID-19 Vaccine (English<外部リンク>), and COVID-19 Vaccination Information flier (English).

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Side Effects

The following side effects have been reported for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine: light to moderate pain at the injection site (84.3%), swelling (10.6%), fatigue (62.9%), headache (55.1%), muscle soreness (37.9%), chills (32.4%), joint pain (23.7%), diarrhea (15.5%), and fever (14.8%).

In extremely rare instances*, there have been reports of anaphylaxis caused by allergic reactions.

*5 cases per 1,000,000 Pfizer vaccines administered in the US.

In Japan, those who receive vaccines will be kept at the vaccination site or medical institution for 15-30 minutes after their vaccination so as to ensure a quick response in case of anaphylaxis. In the unlikely event that the vaccine causes anaphylaxis, patients will receive swift onsite treatment.

The occurrence of symptoms that occur post-vaccination has been reported in the Interim Health Report of Early Vaccine Recipients<外部リンク> (Japanese); the findings are as follows:

  • Symptoms such as post-vaccination fever, headache, and fatigue were more prevalent after the second dose than the first.
  • Most post-vaccination fevers occurred on the day of the vaccination or the day after and subsided within two days.
  • There are hardly any reports of COVID-19 symptoms such as respiratory symptoms (coughing, breathlessness, etc) and loss of taste/smell after vaccination.

Note that physicians are obligated to report to the Minister of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) when someone who was vaccinated presents symptoms set down by the MHLW.

Relief System for Injury to Health with Vaccination based on the Immunization Act

Regarding medical fees for any health problems which arise due to the vaccine, should these problems be certified by the national government, this system will provide relief for medical fees, disability pension, etc.

Directory of COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Find all the latest official information on the COVID-19 vaccination process in Hiroshima City, including what to look for when your coupon arrives and how to make an appointment using the online appointment system, in our COVID-19 vaccination information directory.

Consultation Hotline (Call Center)

Please direct your inquiries about the COVID-19 vaccine to the following call centers.

Hiroshima Prefecture COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center

  • Tel: 082-513-2847 
  • Available 24/7
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, and Portuguese

Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare COVID-19 Call Center (Toll-free)

  • Tel: 0120-761-770
  • Available 9 am to 9 pm everyday
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai*, and Vietnamese*

*Note: Thai available from 9 am to 6 pm; Vietnamese available from 10 am to 7 pm

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