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Sendai City Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Information(English/英語)

This page is translated from Japanese to English.

Please see the latest information here (Japanese text only) as it may take time to be updated.

Important Information

Coupons (vaccination tickets) for COVID-19 vaccination will be sent to the elderly aged 65 and older

The first group to be administered COVID-19 vaccination by the City of Sendai is citizens aged 65 and older and those residing in special nursing elderly care facilities.

Prior to the vaccination commencement, coupons (vaccination tickets) were sent to the elderly aged 65 and older on Wednesday, March 31.

In addition, the period for the acceptance of reservations for individual and mass vaccinations are yet to be determined as of now, please keep the distributed vaccination tickets in a safe place until the day of vaccination.

How the Vaccine will be provided

The City of Sendai will start vaccination against COVID-19 in April for residents aged 65 and older (those who will turn 65 between April, 2021 and March, 2022 / Born on April 1, 1957 or earlier) in elderly care facilities first, instead of practicing individual and mass vaccinations in consideration of the amount of vaccine being provided during the month of April.

For May and after, we will decide in light of the amount of vaccine being provided.

We have been proceeding with preparations to provide vaccinations smoothly, and appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Notice of the COVID-19 Vaccination

To residents of Sendai City who are to receive the COVID-19 vaccines(PDF:172KB)

The City of Sendai has been proceeding with preparations so that all citizens who wish to receive the vaccination against COVID-19 can do so smoothly. New information will be updated as soon as it is decided.

For the latest information, please visit the website of the Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet(external link) and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare(external link).

  1. Purpose of Vaccination
  2. Eligible Persons
  3. Vaccination Priority
  4. Location for Vaccination
  5. Fee
  6. Coupons (vaccination tickets)
  7. The number of doses
  8. Vaccination is not not mandatory
  9. Side effects
  10. Call Center
  11. FAQ

1. Purpose of Vaccination

The aim of vaccination is to curb COVID-19 infection by preventing its onset and reducing the number of deaths or serious cases.

2. Eligible Persons

Those aged 16 and older

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 stay at care facilities or long-term hospitalization can receive the vaccination regardless of the place of residence registration.

3. Vaccination Priority

The elderly aged 65 and older (born on April 1, 1957 or earlier), workers at elderly care facilities, and those who have underlying conditions will be prioritized before providing the vaccination to all other eligible persons.

Those who have underlying conditions

Persons who are obese and have a BMI of 30 or more, or currently undergoing treatment for or hospitalized with the following conditions.

(※BMI = weight (kg) / height (m) / height (m) )

  1. Chronic respiratory disease
  2. Chronic heart disease (including hypertension)
  3. Chronic kidney disease
  4. Chronic liver disease (liver cirrhosis, etc.)
  5. Diabetes being treated with insulin or medication, or diabetes associated with other diseases
  6. Blood diseases (excluding iron deficiency anemia)
  7. Diseases that impair the functioning of the immune system (including malignant tumors under treatment)
  8. Receiving treatment that depresses the immune system, including steroids
  9. Neurological and neuromuscular diseases associated with immune abnormalities
  10. Decreased body functions due to neurological or neuromuscular diseases (including breathing disorders)
  11. Chromosomal abnormality
  12. Severe mental and physical disabilities (severe physical disabilities and severe intellectual
    disabilities)
  13. Sleep apnea syndrome
  14. Severe mental illness (hospitalized for treatment of mental illness, holding a mental disability
    certificate or falling under the category of "severe and continuous" in self supporting medical care (psychiatric hospital care )) or intellectual disabilities holding a rehabilitation certificate)

4. Location for Vaccination

"Individual vaccinations" at medical institutions and "mass vaccinations" at temporary venues set up by the city are planned to be carried out. Vaccinations at elderly care facilities and other such places are also under consideration.

Individual vaccination

Individual vaccinations are expected to be carried out at 468 medical institutions such as clinics in the city. The respective names of the institutions will be announced on this page along with the start of individual vaccinations. (The number of medical institutions is as of March 12, 2021. It will be updated as needed.)

Mass vaccination

Vaccination sites are expected to be at 22 locations such as the following shimin (civic) centers or private facilities which are convenient for easy access.

Ward/District Location
Aoba Ward Asahigaoka Shimin (Civic) Center, Oritate Shimin (Civic) Center, Yoshinari Shimin (Civic) Center, Miyagi Nishi Shimin (Civic) Center, Miyagi Health Center (※on the premises of Miyagi General Branch), Miyagi TKP Garden City PREMIUM Sendai Nishiguchi(external link)
Miyagino Ward Miyagino-ku Chuo Shimin (Central Civic) Center, Takasago Shimin (Civic) Center, Iwakiri Shimin (Civic) Center
Wakabayashi Ward Wakabayashi-ku Chuo Shimin (Central Civic) Center (Annex), Shichigo Shimin (Civic) Center, Rokugo Shimin (Civic) Center
Taihaku Ward Taihaku-ku Chuo Shimin (Central  Civic) Center, Oide Shimin (Civic) Center, Yagiyama Shimin (Civic) Center, Nakada Shimin (Civic) Center, Akiu Clinic, Xebio Arena Sendai (external link)
Izumi Ward Takamori Shimin (Civic) Center, Nanakita Gymnastic Hall, Sanezawa Elementary School, Sendai Medical Association Nursing Care Career College(external link)
Location list of mass vaccinations

※Used on Saturday, Sunday and National holiday only

※Childcare centers which belong to some facilities, Sendai City Community Child-rearing Center (Nobisuku), and elderly welfare centers, etc. can be used as usual. 

※The number of locations and open days may be subject to change depending on the amount of vaccines provided to the city after April or the number of available medical workers.

※For the use of Shimin (Civic) Centers, please visit this web page.

5. 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).

6. Coupons (vaccination tickets)

You will need to bring coupons (vaccination tickets) sent by Sendai City to receive the vaccination. Those coupons (vaccination tickets) will be sent to eligible persons as needed.

You can obtain the "Instructions" and "Prevaccination Screening Questionnaire" which are needed at the time of vaccination at any vaccination sites, or download them from the link below.

 7. The number of doses

Currently, the vaccine that the Japanese government expects to secure will require two doses.

Normally when receiving the Pfizer Inc. vaccine, the second dose is to be given 3 weeks after the first one. If 3 or more weeks have passed since receiving the first dose, please make sure to get the second dose as soon as possible.

8. Vaccination is not mandatory

Receiving the vaccines is not mandatory.

The vaccine will be given based on the recipient’s own decision after they understand both the efficacy for preventing infections and side effect risks.

The vaccination will never been given without the 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.

9. Side effects

The vaccines expected to be provided to Japan are from Pfizer Inc., Astra Zeneca plc, and Takeda/Moderna. Each vaccine is reported to have side effects such as pain near the site of injection, tiredness, headache, and muscle pain.

In Japan, you are required to stay at the location where you received the vaccination for about 15 to 30 minutes afterwards as a measure in case of side effects such as anaphylaxis. If an anaphylactic reaction occurs, immediate treatment is provided on site.

For further information, please visit the website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

10. Call Center

Sendai City Call Center for COVID-19 Vaccination

Please feel free to ask questions regarding the vaccination such as for procedures.

Telephone number:0570-05-5670

Reception hours:8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Includes Saturday, Sunday and National holidays)

Available in English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Nepali and Japanese.

※If you would like to consult in another language other than those listed above, please call the Sendai Multicultural Center. Telephone number:022-224-1919(9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Miyagi COVID-19 Medical Consultation Center

This call center is for those who suspect they are experiencing side effects.

Telephone number: 022-398-9211

Reception hours: 24H daily (Includes weekends and National holidays)

※Those who have a hearing impairment or language barrier can contact the center by FAX or e-mail.

FAX:022-200-2965

Reception hours:24H daily (Includes weekends and National holidays)

E-mail Address:sodan-corona@medi-staffsup.com

Reception hours:8:30a.m. – 5:15p.m.

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Call Center for COVID-19 Vaccination

You can consult for general questions related to the COVID-19 vaccination.

Telephone number:0120-761770(toll-free)

Reception hours:9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Includes Saturday, Sunday, and National holidays)

11. Frequently Asked Questions

For frequently asked questions for the COVID-19 vaccination, please visit this page.

※FAQ is regularly updated.

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