Vaccine Information for COVID-19

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Status of Iwate’s Vaccine Rollout

 

Total Administered

First Dose

Second Dose

Remarks

Healthcare workers

136,340

72,438

63,902

As of Aug 2, 2021

General(Including Senior citizens)

1,872,494

941,756

930,738

As of Dec 20, 2021

Total

2,008,834

1,014,194

994,640

 

 

Basic information on the COVID-19 vaccine

Why should you take the vaccine?

By administering the COVID-19 vaccine, we will be able to reduce the number of deaths and patients in critical condition as much as possible, in addition to decreasing the number of new infections, which will result in preventing the further spread of the virus.

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Who can get the vaccine? Who gets priority?

As of now, the qualifications for receiving the Pfizer Inc. vaccine and the Takeda/Moderna vaccine approved by the national government is:

  • Anyone who is above the age of 12.
  • In consideration of availability, the tentative timeline of the priority list is:
  1. Healthcare workers 
  2. Senior citizens who are 65 years old or above (as of 2021; born prior to April 1, 1957).
  3. People with pre-existing conditions and those working in facilities for the elderly.
  4. Everyone else

Where can you get vaccinated?

  • In principle, excluding healthcare workers, the vaccination procedure will be conducted at a medical institution or at a designated venue in your registered municipal government.
  • A voucher/ticket will be issued from your registered municipal government when you qualify for the vaccination. For further information, please wait for details from your local city/town hall.
  • If you fit any of the following qualifications, you may be able to take the vaccine outside of your registered municipal government. Regarding this process, please see the Corona Vaccination Navi from the national government. (Those who fit qualifications 1-3 do not need to apply for this process.)
  1. Those who are currently hospitalized at a hospital or other medical institution outside of their registered municipality and are qualified for taking the vaccine.
  2. Those with pre-existing conditions whose vaccine will be administered by their primary care doctor.
  3. Those who need to take a vaccination at a medical facility with an advanced care unit due to the higher risk of side effects.
  4. Those who don't live in their registered municipality.                                                                                   

How much does it cost? How many times will you have to take it?

  • The fee for administering the vaccine will be free for all residents of Iwate, including foreign residents.
  • Currently, the number of vaccines is for two doses per person.

Pfizer Vaccine

Recommended interval between the first and second doses: 21 days

Takeda/Moderna Vaccine

Recommended interval between the first and second doses: 28 days

  • If you haven't taken your second dose within the above advised period, you will need to do so as soon as possible.

Ensuring safety

At present, side effects of the current COVID-19 vaccines administered throughout the world have been screened thoroughly through clinical trials conducted in Japan and also overseas. Based on the results of these clinical trials, the national government has reviewed and approved the efficiency, safety, and quality of the vaccines.

The national government will continue to compile cases with suspected side effects of the vaccine, which will be then reviewed by experts before information regarding its safety will be released to the public.

The Iwate Prefectural Government has set up Mass Vaccination Centers to speed up the vaccination process for Iwate residents.

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Iwate COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Centers

Central Iwate (Ken-oh) Vaccination Center

Iwate Industrial and Cultural Center (APIO) or Iwate Prefectural University (IPU)

Schedule and Access Information

 

First Dose

(at APIO)

Second Dose

(at APIO)

Reservation Status

1

October 2(Sat)

October 30(Sat)

-

2

October 3(Sun)

October 31(Sun)

-

3

October 9(Sat)

November 6(Sat)

-

4

October 10(Sun)

November 7(Sun)

-

5

October 23(Sat)

November 20(Sat)

 -

6

October 24(Sun)

November 21(Sun)

-
  First Dose Second Dose Reservation Start Date Reservation Status
1 August 28 (Sat) at APIO September 25 (Sat) at APIO August 24 (Tue) at 12時 -
2 August 29 (Sun) at APIO September 26 (Sun) at APIO August 24 (Tue) at 12時 -
3 September 4 (Sat) at APIO October 2 (Sat) at APIO September 1 (Wed) at 12時 -
4 September 5 (Sun) at APIO October 3 (Sun) at IPU September 1 (Wed) at 12時 -
5 September 11(Sat) at APIO October 9 (Sat) at APIO September 8 (Wed) at 12時 -
6 September 12(Sun) at APIO October 10 (Sun) at APIO September 8 (Wed) at 12時 -
7 September 18 (Sat) at APIO October 16 (Sat) at IPU September 15 (Wed) at 12時 -
8 September 19(Sun) at APIO October 17 (Sun) at IPU September 15 (Wed) at 12時 -
Vaccination Time

Saturdays : from 14時 to 17時

Sundays : from 9時 to 12時, 13時 to 16時 

The reservation for the second dose will be 4 weeks after the first dose.  

Who can get the vaccine?

Anyone who is above the age of 16 and has a voucher/ticket issued from their registered municipal government in Iwate.

How to get there and where to park your car

Iwate Prefectural University
152-52 Sugo, Takizawa
(Please check the link below for more information)
https://www.iwate-pu.ac.jp/access/

APIO (Iwate Industrial and Cultural Center)
389-20 Sunakomi, Takizawa
(Please check the link below for more information)
http://www.apio-iwate.com/index.php/access/

Free Shuttle Bus Information

From Morioka Station West Exit (in front of MALIOS) to APIO
Saturdays: 13時30分 to 15時30分 (every 30 min.)
Sundays: 8時30分 to 15時00分 (every 30 min.)

From APIO to Morioka Station West Exit (in front of MALIOS)
Saturdays: 14時45分 to 16時45分 (every 30 min.)
Sundays: 9時15分 to 16時15分 (every 30 min.)

Southern Iwate (Kennan) Vaccination Center

Hanamaki City Exchange Hall

Schedule and Access Information

 

First Dose

Second Dose

Reservation Start Date

Reservation Status

1

August 28(Sat)

September 25(Sat)

August 24(Tue) at 12時

-

2

August 29(Sun)

September 26(Sun)

August 24 (Tue) at 12時

-

3

September 4(Sat)

October 2(Sat)

September 1(Wed) at 12時

-

4

September 5(Sun)

October 3(Sun)

September 1(Wed) at 12時

-

5

September 11(Sat)

October 9(Sat)

September 8(Wed) at 12時

-

6

September 12(Sat)

October 10(Sat)

September 8(Wed) at 12時

-
7 September 18(Sat) October 16(Sat) September 15(Wed) at 12時 -
8 September 19(Sun) October 17(Sun) September 15(Wed) at 12時 -

Vaccination Time

Saturdays : from 14時 to 17時

Sundays : from 9時 to 12時, 13時 to 16時 

The reservation for the second dose will be 4 weeks after the first dose.  

How to get there and where to park your car

3-183-1 Kuzu, Hanamaki City
(Please check the link below for more information.)

Parking
Please use the venue parking lot.

Making a reservation

Online reservation

Please choose your language for automatic translation.

Phone reservation

Iwate Reservation Call Center for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Phone: 0570-200-779
Hours: 9時 to 18時 (daily)
Language: Japanese only

  • If after you make a reservation and you aren't able to go, please do not forget to cancel your reservation.
  • Even after reservation slots get fully booked, you may find an opening due to a cancellation.
  • Please be sure to call the right number.

Points to consider when making a reservation.

  • The administered vaccine will be the Takeda/Moderna vaccine.
  • Those who have already taken or plan to take the vaccine from other local authorities or governments will not be able to take this vaccine.
  • Those who are currently living but have not registered their residence in Iwate are in principle not able to take the vaccine in Iwate. However, if you can't take the vaccine in your registered municipality due to unavoidable circumstances, you may be allowed to apply for mass vaccination in Iwate. Please contact the Call Center.
  • Please have your vaccine voucher/tickets (issued by your registered municipality) ready at your side when making the reservation.
  • Please do not forget to bring your vaccine voucher/tickets, prevaccination screening questionnaire (filled out), as well as document(s) to prove your identity (such as residence card or your Health Insurance card) with you to the Vaccination Center.
  • On the day of your vaccination, please come to the Center based on your time of reservation. Otherwise, you will be asked to wait outside.
  • Please wear a mask, disinfect your hands, and follow other safety measures when at the venue. Please also wear light-fitting clothing which you can easily expose your shoulders.
  • For those who are currently undergoing treatment or taking medicine, please consult with your doctor about whether you are able to take the vaccine or not. 
  • It is considered to be safe for women who are currenly pregnant, breast-feeding or planning to get pregnant to get vaccinated, but please consult with your doctor before the vaccination. 
  • Please note that you may not be able to get your vaccination after reserving depending on the amount of vaccines provided by national government.

Points to consider when taking the vaccine

  • Please do not forget to bring your vaccine voucher/ticket, prevaccination screening questionnaire (filled out), and document(s) to prove your identity (such as residence card or your health insurance card).
    • You will not be able to take the vaccine if you forget to bring any of the above documents.
  • Please wear a mask, disinfect your hands, and follow other safety measures when at the venue. Please also wear light-fitting clothing which can easily expose your shoulders.
  • If after you make a reservation you aren’t able to go, please do not forget to cancel your reservation.

From the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare has provided multilingual instructions and other information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, notices for municipal governments, and a pre-vaccination screening questionnaire for medical institutions when vaccines are ready to be administered in your city/town.

Consultation Call Centers Regarding the COVID-19 vaccine

The Iwate Prefectural Government has set up call centers/hotlines to answer any inquiries regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

1) Please contact the Iwate Prefecture COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center below for more specialized medical-related inquiries:
 
Phone: 0120-89-5670 (Free dial)
Hours: 24hours (including weekends and holidays)
Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malay, Tagalog, Nepalese, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Italian, Burmese, Khmer, Mongolian, Sinhalese, Hindi

2) Please contact your local hot line for more general inquiries such as reservation vouchers/tickets, location of vaccine venues, etc.
 List of Consultation Hot Lines by Municipality (as of May 17, 2021)
 Language: Japanese

3) You can also contact the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center:

Phone: 0120-761770 (Free dial)
Hours: 9時 to 21時
Language: Japanese

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