更新日:2022年6月8日

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About the Administration of the COVID-19 Vaccination

The Purpose of the COVID-19 Vaccination

The purpose of the COVID-19 Vaccination is to curb COVID-19 infection by preventing its onset and reducing the number of deaths or serious cases, which results in reducing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible Persons

As  a basic rule, an eligible person’s residence registration must be in Sendai City as of the day of receiving vaccination. However, those who have an inevitable reason such as a long-term hospitalization or long stay at care facilities can receive the vaccination regardless of the place of residence registration.

The primary (first, second) doses

Those who are 5 years or older

The booster (third) dose

Those who are 12 years or older and five months passed since the second dose.

The booster (fourth) dose

Those who are 60 years or older and five months passed since the third dose, those who are aged 18  to 59 and applicable to the following requirements;
【For the fourth dose eligible person those who are aged 18 to 59】
1.Those who are hospitalized or undergoing ambulant treatment due to the following pre -existing conditions:

  • Chronic respiratory diseases
  • Chronic cardiac diseases (Including high blood pressure)
  • Chronic kidney diseases
  • Chronic liver diseases (Such as liver cirrhosis)
  • Diabetes which is under medical treatment with insulin or oral medicine, or diabetes which is complicated by another disease
  • Blood diseases (Except iron-deficiency anemia)
  • Diseases which impair immune system function (Including malignant tumors which are under medical treatment or palliative care)
  • Under medical treatment which is impairing immune system function, such as steroids
  • Neurological diseases or neuromuscular diseases due to an immune disorder
  • Condition where bodily functions are weakened due to neurological diseases or neuromuscular diseases (Such as respiratory disorder)
  • Chromosomal abnormality
  • Severe psychosomatic disorder (Condition with overlapping severe physical and mental disabilities)
  •  Sleep apnea syndrome
  •  Severe mental disorders (In the case of being hospitalized for mental disorder treatment, having a Mental  disability certificate, or those who are applicable for “severe and continuous” self-support treatment (Ambulant treatment of mental health)), and intellectual disability (In the case of having a Medical  rehabilitation handbook) ※Those who have a Mental disability certificate or Mental rehabilitation handbook are assumed to be a person with pre-existing conditions regardless of being hospitalized or undergoing ambulant treatment.

2. Those who meet a standard  (BMI 30 or more): A measure of BMI 30 is 170cm of height and around 87kg of weight, or 160cm of height and around 77kg of weight.
3. In addition to the above listed, those who are diagnosed by a doctor as having a high risk of severe symptoms if infected by COVID-19. (Please consult with your family doctor or medical institution in advance.)

Fee

Vaccinations are free of charge

※Suspicious phone calls which demand cash or try to draw out personal information have been reported.If you receive a suspicious call, please consult with the nearest police station or Sendai City Consumer Affairs Center (Tel: 022-268-7867).

For further information please visit the web page of the“Sendai City Consumer Affairs Center.”

 

Details of the vaccines

For the vaccines of the primary (first, second) doses

Pfizer Inc. Vaccine

Normally when receiving the Pfizer Inc.vaccine, the second dose is to be given three weeks after the first one. If three or more weeks have passed since receiving the first dose, please make sure toget the second dose as soon as possible.

The Pfizer Inc. vaccine for children will be given to those aged between 5 and 11.

Takeda/Moderna Vaccine

Normally when receiving the Takeda/ Moderna vaccine, the second dose is to be given four weeks after the first one. If four or more weeks have passed since receiving the first dose, please make sure to get the second dose as soon as possible.

Details of the vaccines used for booster dose

Those who are aged 12  to 17 will be given the Pfizer Inc. vaccine.
Those who are 18 years or older will be given the Pfizer Inc. or Takeda/Moderna vaccine.
 

Receiving the Vaccines is Not Mandatory.

Receiving the vaccines is not mandatory.

The vaccine will be given based on therecipient’s own decision after they understand both the efficacy for preventing infections and side effect risks. The vaccination will never been given withoutthe recipient’s consent.

If you are currently undergoing treatment for any diseases or have any concerns about the vaccination due to your physical condition, please consult with your family doctor in order to decide whether or not to receive the vaccination.

 

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