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Notification and reservation

Notification for the booster shot (3rd dose)

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

You are eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot if you are 18 years and older, and completed your primary vaccination series (1st and 2nd shot) of COVID-19 vaccination at least 6 months ago. 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 are:
- Aged 65 years and over, more than 6 months after completed your 2nd dose, and your voucher has not delivered yet.
- Aged 18 to 64 years, more than 7 months after completed your 2nd dose, and your voucher has not delivered yet.

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

*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 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 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.

What it looks like in the envelop

Notification for the booster shot (3rd dose)
Notification for the booster shot (3rd dose)
Prevaccination screening questionnaire with the vaccination voucher printed on
Prevaccination screening questionnaire with the vaccination voucher printed on
Vaccination certificate
Vaccination certificate

When the vaccination voucher and the vaccination certificate are combined

Notification for the booster shot (3rd dose)
Notification for the booster shot (3rd dose)
Vaccination voucher and vaccination certificate
Vaccination voucher and vaccination certificate

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)