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Notification and reservation

Notification for the booster shot (3rd and 4th dose)

1 A voucher for the booster shot (3rd and 4th dose) and a notification for the booster shot (3rd and 4th dose) will be delivered.

The 3rd dose

You are eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot (the 3rd dose) if it has passed a certain period from the day you had completed your primary vaccination series (1st and 2nd shot) of COVID-19 vaccination. The booster doses for COVID-19 vaccination starts from those who have received their vouchers. Please apply here to issue your voucher for booster dose if you have not received your voucher yet within a certain period of time after completing the 2nd dose.

For more details, kindly check the “COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots (3rd Dose) ”Open in a new window from the homepage of MHLW.

The 4th dose

You are eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot (the 4th dose) if you are 60 years and older or you are aged 18 to 59 and have underlying illness, or medical personnel , employees of senior citizen facilities, and completed your booster doses (3rd shot) of COVID-19 vaccination at least 5 months ago. The issuance of voucher for the 4th dose differs depending on the municipality, so please contact your municipality.
It is possible to apply for voucher at COVID-19 Vaccine Navi, but please pay attention to that some municipalities do not accept the application for the voucher issuance at COVID-19 Vaccine Navi. Please apply here to issue your voucher.

For more details, kindly check the “COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots (4th Dose) ”Open in a new window from the homepage of MHLW (Japanese only).

* Your vaccination voucher is valid only for yourself. It is strictly prohibited to transfer it to anyone. You must not use it for any other purpose.

Reservation for the booster shot (3rd and 4th dose)

2 Find available medical institutions and vaccination sites

You may find a medical institution or vaccination site for your vaccination from Search Vaccination Sites. Please choose a medical institution or vaccination site and check the availability and types of vaccines.

3 Make a reservation by phone or online

The phone number and the online reservations are listed in the page of each medical institution and vaccination site.
Please check the availability before making a reservation.

The booster shot (3rd and 4th dose)

4 Receive the 1st dose at the site you reserved

Please make sure to bring and present to the reception the contents in the envelop from city and your identification (Individual Number Card, Driver's license, Health Insurance Card, etc.) when come for vaccination.
A prevaccination screening questionnaire with the vaccination voucher printed on, and a vaccination certificate are enclosed in the envelop. Please make sure to bring both for the vaccination.
* Sometimes, the vaccination voucher and the vaccination certificate are combined.

You will have the injection to your shoulder muscle. Please wear a T-shirt or other clothes that you can show your shoulders easily.
Vaccination is free of charge.

The 1st and 2nd dose of vaccination

Receive a "Vaccination voucher" and a "COVID-19 vaccine notification" for the 1st dose and 2nd dose

Those who are newly targeted for the new corona vaccine, etc will receive a "Vaccination voucher" and a "COVID-19 vaccine notification" from the municipalities before your vaccination.
If you have lost your coupon, you can get a new vaccination coupon from here.
Please get vaccinated in the same way as the booster shot (3rd dose).
For more details, kindly check the MHLW websiteOpen in a new window from the homepage of MHLW (Japanese only).

Video instruction(Japanese)