About Covid-19 vaccination (Consent/Post-vaccination precautions/Health Harm Relief System)

新型コロナワクチン接種について(同意・接種後の注意・健康被害救済制度)

2022/12/16 Friday Announcements, Coronavirus

Consent upon receiving the vaccination

Coronavirus vaccines are given voluntarily to those who received sufficient information about the effects and risks of side effects, and agree to receive the vaccine.  The vaccination is not mandatory!

If the person to be vaccinated is under 16 years of age, as a general rule, a guardian (person with parental authority or legal guardian) must accompany the person and the guardian’s signature on the medical examination form is required.  No vaccinations will be administered without the parental consent.  Vaccines cannot be administered without a signature.

Vaccination aftercare

After the vaccination, various symptoms may appear as the body develops immunity to the coronavirus.  Most symptoms disappear within a few days.

After the vaccination, the family should observe the situation and take action according to the symptoms.  If experiencing difficulty breathing, have swelling in parts of the body, no appetite or feel unwell or if you continue to feel anything out of the ordinary, please go to the hospital.

Relief System in Case of Adverse Reaction after Vaccination (Yobo Sesshu Kenkou Higai Kyusai Seido – 予防接種健康被害救済制度)

In general, vaccination can cause adverse health effects (such as illness or disability) due to side effects.  It is extremely rare but as these symptoms cannot be eliminated, there is a help system.

According to the relief system, support (medical expenses, disability pension, etc.) is available in case the vaccination causes harm to health and requires treatment in a medical institution or leaves a disability, based on the Preventive Vaccination Law (Yobo Sesshu-ho).

Regarding vaccination against covid, you can receive assistance based on the Preventive Vaccination Law if you suffer damage to your health.

Coronavirus Vaccine Side Effects Call Center (Shingata Coronavirus Vaccine Fuku Hanou Soudan Madoguchi – 新型コロナウイルスワクチン副反応相談窓口)

TEL: 059-224-3326

Support languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Japanese

Click here to see more details about the Coronavirus Vaccine Side Effects Call Center

  • If you are experiencing vaccine-related problems and/or need help booking vaccine:

Call the “Mie’s Vaccine Consultation Line for Foreigners– Mie Gaikokujin Corona Vaccine Soudan Dial (みえ外国人コロナワクチン相談ダイアル)

TEL: 080-3123-9173

Opening hours: open from Sunday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm

Support Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai and Japanese

  • If you are having difficulties due to coronavirus:

Call MieCo, Consultation Center for Foreign Residents of Mie

TEL: 080-3300-8077

Support languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai and Japanese

Announcement on Vaccination against Covid-19 for Children between 6 months and 4 years old

2022/12/16 Friday Announcements, Coronavirus

生後6か月から4歳生後の子どもへの新型コロナワクチン接種についてのお知らせ

Vaccination period

October 24, 2022 to March 31, 2023 (scheduled)

*If you wish to receive the first vaccination (1st, 2nd and 3rd doses) during this period, in principle you will need to receive your first vaccination by January 13, 2023.

Target persons

Children from 6 months to 4 years old

*From the day before the 6th month after birth to two days before the 5th birthday

Vaccine used, doses, interval between vaccinations and other details

  First vaccination (1st, 2nd and 3rd doses)
Vaccine Pfizer vaccine (for children between 6 months and 4 years)
Doses 3 doses (the three doses completes the vaccination)
Interval between vaccinations Between first and second dose: 3 weeks overall. Between the second and third dose: more than 8 weeks
Age to receive the vaccine Children between 6 months and 4 years old on the day of the first dose

Vaccination sites

You can get vaccinated at a medical institution or vaccination site in the municipality where you live.

*For information about medical institutions and vaccination sites in your municipality, contact the municipal office.

Click here to access the links to the website of each municipality

Documents to bring on the day

  1. Personal identification documents (My number card, health insurance card, etc.)
  2. Contents of envelope sent by the municipality to your mailbox. The vaccination card (sesshuken – 接種券) and the medical examination form (yoshinhyo – 予診票) were sent in the envelope.
  3. Maternal and Child Health Handbook (Boshi Kenko Techo – 母子健康手帳), if possible

About the day of vaccination

  • The child must be accompanied by a guardian (parents or legal guardian) who can be present for the examination and vaccination. If the guardian is unable to accompany the child, a family member or another person who is aware of the child’s state of health may accompany him/her with authorization from the guardian (in some cases, a power of attorney must be presented).
  • On the day of vaccination, show up in clothes that allows to easily show the shoulders or thighs. Children under 1 year old should be vaccinated in the thigh.
  • If you have a fever of 37.5 degrees or higher, or if you are not feeling well, you cannot have the vaccine. Please contact the vaccination site to cancel your reservation.

Other details

  • There is no need to open a gap between influenza vaccine and covid vaccine.
  • As a general rule, if you get vaccinated against illnesses other than influenza, you need to allow 13 days or more for the coronavirus vaccination.
  • You can get vaccinated for free.

Contact (Japanese only)

Mie Shingata Coronavirus Vaccine Sesshu Hotline

059-224-2825

 Consultation desk

  • If you are experiencing vaccine-related difficulties and/or need help booking vaccine:

Call the “Coronavirus Vaccine Consultation Line for Mie Foreigners” – Mie Gaikokujin Corona Vaccine Soudan Dial (みえ外国人コロナワクチン相談ダイアル)

TEL: 080-3123-9173

Opening hours: open from Sunday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm

Support Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai and Japanese

 If you are struggling due to the coronavirus:

 Call MieCo, Consultation Center for Foreign Residents of Mie Prefecture

TEL: 080-3300-8077

Opening hours: open from Sunday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm

Support Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai and Japanese