COVID-19 vaccination for children (5 to 11 years old)
Table of contents
- 1. Outline of vaccination for children (5 to 11 years old)
- 2.How to make an appointment
- 3. Signing up for the waiting list
- 4. On the day of vaccination
- 5.Consultation on adverse reaction
1. Outline of vaccination for children （5 to 11 years old）
Reservations can be made until November 2023.
The period for vaccination has been extended.
All people can be vaccinated for free due to March 31, 2024.
Based on national policy,Ichikawa City has established an inoculation system to ensure prompt vaccination.
Details will be announced on the city's official website as soon as they are decided.
・Children （5 to 11 years old） vaccination
The 2023"Autumn Start Vaccination"will begin on October 4,2023.
"Autumn vaccination"will begin on October 4,2023.
The vaccine used is Pfizer for children（5 to 11 years old）omicron XBB.1.5 strain.
Ministry of Health,Labor and Welfare website / 厚生労働省ホームページ
Overview of pediatric vaccinations(5 to 11 years old) / 小児接種の概要
Ministry of Health,Labor and Welfare leaflet / 厚生労働省リーフレット
「For children ages 5 to 11 and their parents」 / 「5歳から11歳のお子様と保護者の方へ」
「For children ages 5 to 11 and their parents(Part2)」 / 「5歳から11歳のお子様と保護者の方へ（第2弾）」
Those aged 5 to 11 who live in Ichikawa city and wish to get vaccinated (by the day before their 12th birthday).
*For those who are about to turn 12 years old, vaccines for 12 years or older will be administered from the day before their 12th birthday.
*For those who are about to turn 5 years old, they can get vaccinated from the day before their 5th birthday.
*Vaccination is especially recommended for children with underlying medical conditions, such as chronic respiratory disease and congenital heart disease, which have a high risk of severe illness. Please consult with your doctor carefully about vaccination in advance.
（2） Dates of sending out vaccination vouchers
Vaccination tickets will be sent on October 23（monday）to those who have completed their second and third vaccinations by August 2023.
If you wish to be vaccinated against the Omicron strain,please use the vaccination ticket that you received by mail.
（3） Vaccination sites
【Individual medical institutions】
Information on individual medical institutions
*Please refrain from making direct inquiries to individual medical institutions by phone.
（4） Vaccines to be used and the interval up to a second doseFrom October 4th
Pfizer【for children（5 to 11 years）】
Pfizer vaccines for children will be administered. (Compared to Pfizer's vaccine for children aged 12 and older, the active ingredients are reduced by one-third.) As a standard rule, a second dose should be administered 3 weeks after the first dose. In case of lapsing the standard interval period, there is no need to restart from the first dose. It is advisable to get a second vaccine as quickly as possible. In case a child turns 12 years old before his/her second dose of a vaccine, vaccines for children will be administered for a second vaccine as well.In case his/her first dose is administered after a child turns 12 years old, vaccines for 12 years or older will be used (The same vaccination voucher can be used for a vaccine for 12 years or older. ) For details, please see the link here.
（5） Vaccine efficacy, safety, and adverse reaction
The national government has reported that in foreign countries, the efficacy of the vaccine in preventing the onset of COVID-19 after 7 days from the second vaccination was 90.7%, and the vaccine was shown to be safe during a follow-up period of about 2 months after the second vaccination. As for adverse reactions, pain at the injection site was the most common, accounting for about 70% in both the first and second doses. A fever of 38 degrees Celsius or higher was experienced by 2.5% of the case respondents after the first dose, and 6.5% after the second dose. Symptoms after vaccination were reported to be mild or moderate in most cases.
（6） Precautions for vaccination・In case other vaccines are to be administered before or after COVID-19 vaccination, in principle, please allow 13 days or longer between COVID-19 vaccination and the other vaccination. But, influenza vaccine is an expansion.
・Please contact your school for information concerning school attendance at the time of vaccinations or in case of developing a fever or showing cold-like symptoms after vaccination.
2 How to make an appointment
（1）【Preparation for the appointment】Prepare the vaccination voucher
The city has sent eligible residents an envelope containing the vaccination voucher. To make a vaccination appointment, the "voucher number" written on your voucher is needed in addition to your name and date of birth (in the western calendar).
Vaccines are inoculated twice per person. Please make appointsments for your 1st and 2nd dose at the same time.
- ※If you have an underlying medical condition, please be sure to consult with your family doctor whether or not you can be vaccinated. It is also advisable that your family doctor administer the vaccination, if you have a family doctor.
- ※In case a child turns 12 years old before his/her second dose of a vaccine, vaccines for children will be administered for a second vaccine as well.
- ※In case his/her first dose is after a child turns 12 years old, please select the vaccines for 12 years or older.
（2）【Appointments】Make an appointment by phone or online
You can make an appointment by phone or online.
【medical institution】The earliest day you can choose is the day after next.
- ※Please check the phone number carefully before you call.
In case of unavoidable cancellation
In case of cancelling your appointment, please complete the procedure on the web, or contact the Ichikawa city novel coronavirus call center.
【medical institution】You can be canceled until the day after next.
In case of cancelling your appointment after the due date, please contact the call center.
※If your appointment is at medical institution, please also call the madical institution.
Please refrain from making direct inquiries to mass vaccination site.
3 Signing up for the waiting list（1） Outline
A waiting list will automatically open when appointments for one week are fully booked (all medical institutions are fully booked).
The waiting list will be divided into east, west, south and north areas by address. Please refer to the following table for the classification of each address. Waiting list areas - List of addresses
（2） How to use the service
1. Apply for the waiting list from here.
2. When a cancellation is made where you are on the waiting list, the call center will call you at the phone number you provided when you applied.
3. If the vaccination site and time suit you, your appointment will be booked. You need to arrive the vaccination site within an hour after receiving the call.
（3） Cautions -The call center will call you in the order in which you apply. Please note, in case you didn’t answer the phone, the next person in line may get an appointment first.
-After you are on the wating list, you cannot change the content of your application. If you need to change, please cancel your application first from the link listed in the e-mail sent to you and apply again.
4 On the day of vaccination
Please refer to the 「《新型コロナワクチン接種》接種当日について」 for details
A child must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian
Signature of a parent is necessary on the preliminary examination form.
Please bring the maternity record book
If you have any concerns regarding vaccination, please consult with your home doctor.
5 Consultation on adverse reaction【Ichikawa City New Coronavirus Vaccine Adverse Reaction Consultation Desk】※It is not a call center for making an appointment
FAX:0120-925-849(For people with speech or hearing disabilities)
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
【Chiba Prefectural Consultation Service for Adverse Reactions to the New Coronavirus Vaccine】
TEL:03-6412-9326Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1.If you wish to be vaccinated at a place other than where your residence is registered
Please refer to 「新型コロナワクチン接種を住民票の所在地以外で受ける場合について」 for details.
2.Vaccination for those who are not the registered residents of Japan
Those who are not the registered residents of Japan but live in Ichikawa City, or those who are temporarily returning to Japan from overseas need to apply for the vaccination voucher. Pleae call the "Ichikawa city novel coronavirus call center" 0120-923-118(Toll free) for application details.
- Those who are not the registered residents of Japan but live in Ichikawa City
- Those who have Japanese nationality and are temporarily returning to Japan from overseas
- Foreigners who entered Japan for a short stay but unavoidably renewed their period of stay
3.Please be aware of a scam regarding the novel coronavirus
「There have been suspicious phone calls from people claiming to be the prefectural or city government personnel, demanding money or personal information, saying that you will receive a priority vaccination if you send 100,000 yen to them. The new coronavirus vaccination offered by the city is free of charge. Please be careful not to be deceived by suspicious calls. For more information on how to respond to scams related to the new coronavirus, please visit the following link: Please be aware of scams related to the new coronavirus.
For more information, refer to "How to respond to scams related to the new coronavirus"
4.COVID-19 vaccination certificate
People are registered residents of Ichikawa City on the day(s) of vaccination can apply COVID-19 vaccination certificate. For details, please click here「COVID-19 vaccination certificate」.
※ If there is an error in the certificate you get（date you were vaccined, number of times you were vaccined and so on）, please apply from here 「接種記録の誤り申し出フォーム」（Japanese）
5.Health damage relief system concerning COVID-19 vaccines
When the Health, Labour and Welfare Minister approves that damage to health was a result of vaccination, one can receive payment (medical expenses and disability pension, etc.) based on the Immunization Act.
Please refer to 「新型コロナワクチン接種に係る健康被害救済制度（けんこうひがい きゅうさいせいど）」for details.