We updated COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots (3rd Dose) webpage

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COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots (3rd Dose)

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Booster shots are available for all people who fulfill all of the following conditions

■ People who have had 2nd dose of their primary COVID-19 vaccination series at least 8 months ago, in principle. (*1)
■ People aged 18 years and older
■ People who have completed their primary vaccination (2 doses) under the Japanese Vaccination Law or vaccination equivalent to the primary series (*2) in Japan.

(*1) The Japanese government decided to shorten the interval of vaccinations in order to take all possible measures against COVID-19 infection. Healthcare workers and nursing home residents who are at high risk of severe illness will now be able to receive booster shots 6 months after the date of the 2nd dose, and from February 2022, other elderly people will be able to receive booster shots 7 months after the date of the 2nd dose.

(*2) People who meet the following conditions.
However, this is limited to those who have received two doses of any of the vaccines approved in Japan (Pfizer, Takeda/Moderna, or AstraZeneca).
(a) Vaccinated outside Japan.
(b) Vaccinated by the COVID-19 Vaccination Program for Japanese Residents Overseas.
(c) Vaccinated by the U.S. military employees in Japan.
(d) Vaccinated in clinical trials conducted by pharmaceutical manufacturers.

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You will receive a "Vaccination Voucher" for the booster shot and a "Notification of Booster Shot for COVID-19 Vaccine (3rd dose)" from your municipality when it is your turn. Reservations can be made by phone or サイト内リンク online.

(*1) The schedule for sending out vaccination vouchers and the start of reservation acceptance may differ by municipality.
(*2) If you do not receive your voucher after 8 months from the date you completed your primary vaccination, please contact your municipality.

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The period is scheduled from December 1st, 2021 to September 30th, 2022.

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Vaccine Types

The mRNA vaccine is used regardless of the type of vaccine given for your primary vaccination. Currently, only the Pfizer’s vaccine has received pharmaceutical approval as a COVID-19 booster dose in Japan (The Takeda/Moderna"s vaccine is under review for approval).

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Sample of notification from municipalities

COVID-19 booster shot

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