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About the COVID-19 vaccination

Basic information

Purpose

This vaccination is to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries associated with COVID-19 as much as possible, and as a result, to prevent the spread of the virus.

Number of vaccination

Twice (For vaccines that are expected to be administered at this time)

Cost of vaccination

Free (Fully claimable through public expense)

Target group for vaccination

The vaccinations are expected to be administered sequentially in a certain order.

Vaccination order as of January 25, 2021

(1) Medical workers, etc.

(2) Elderly people (those who reach the age of 65 or older at the year 2021 and were born before April 1, 1957)

(3) Non-elderly people who have underlying diseases, or those who are working in facilities for the elderly, etc.

(4) Others (*Depending on the supply of vaccine, people aged 60-64 may be prioritized in terms of vaccination order.)

Vaccines that can be inoculated at this time

Pfizer Comirnaty Intramuscular Injection

Individuals 16 years of age and older

Expectant and nursing mothers (including those who might be pregnant) should be vaccinated only after consultation with a physician and only when the benefits of vaccination are judged to outweigh the risks.

Breastfeeding mothers should also do the same, which is only to get vaccinated if the benefits of vaccination and breastfeeding are judged to outweigh the risks.

Starting period of vaccination

As soon as a safe and effective vaccine is approved and becomes available, we will proceed with the vaccination according to the order listed above.

Location for vaccinations

As a general rule, vaccinations are conducted at a medical institution or vaccination site in the city or town (address) where your resident registration is located.

* For those who are engaged in medical care, etc., the location of the vaccination will be announced by your workplace.

The following people can be vaccinated outside their place of residence, but as a general rule, prior notification must be submitted to the municipality where they wish to be vaccinated.

 For more information, please contact the call center of your city or town.

Those who are eligible for vaccination outside their place of residence

・ Those who are admitted to the hospital and those who work in the institution

・ Those who have an underlying disease and wish to be vaccinated under the supervision of their doctor

・ Those who are victims of a disaster

・ Those who are in custody or under detention; inmates

・ Expectant and nursing mothers returning to hometown for childbirth

・ Those who are assigned to work away from their home

・ Students boarding in remote areas

・ Victims of child abuse or similar acts such as domestic violence and stalking

・ Other persons whom the mayor of the city or town recognizes as facing unavoidable circumstances

Those who do not need to report: 

・ Those who are admitted to the hospital and those who work in the institution

・ Those who have an underlying disease and wish to be vaccinated under the supervision of their doctor

・ Those who are victims of a disaster

・ Those who are in custody or under detention; inmates

・ Others who are vaccinated outside their place of residence and have difficulty applying to the municipality

* In addition, prioritized vaccination of medical workers, etc., and vaccination pertaining to workers in elderly care facilities can be carried out outside the place of residence without filing a notification, as vaccination is carried out using a preliminary medical checkup sheet attached with a vaccination ticket.

 

Current status of confirmed side effects

Although we are currently confirming side effects of vaccines under development, among vaccines from overseas that are planned to be supplied to Japan, there have been reports in papers and other publications that adverse events such as pain at the body part that received vaccination, headache, fatigue, and muscle pain, including side effects that are not causally related to the vaccination. In addition, it has been reported that anaphylaxis (acute allergic reaction) has occurred in rare cases among vaccinations that were carried out overseas. If anaphylaxis should occur, we are preparing for immediate treatment at the vaccination site or at a medical facility.

 

Consultation desk for side effects

For specialist consultation on side effects etc., please call the Shiga Prefecture Specialist Consultation Service for COVID-19 Vaccines. However, we do not currently support multiple languages by phone. If you understand Japanese, please contact us by phone, fax or email.

 

Shiga Prefecture Specialist Consultation Service for COVID-19 Vaccines

Reception hours: 9am to 5pm (including Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays)

Phone number: 077-528-3588

FAX number: 077-528-4867

Email address: corona_vaccination_shiga@medi-staffsup.com

 

* Please contact us only for consultations that require medical knowledge such as matters regarding side effects. For other consultations, please contact the call center of your city or town to avoid line congestion.

Health Damage Relief System

Even if there is a health hazard due to a side effect after vaccination of COVID-19, the relief system based on the Vaccination Law will be applied in the same way as general vaccination.

The relief system is a system that allows you to receive relief (medical expenses, disability pension, etc.) based on the Immunization Law if you need medical treatment at a medical institution or if you have a disability.

For details, please visit the website of Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.