更新日:2022年04月18日

3rd Vaccine Shot (Booster)

This page concerns the 3rd (booster) shot. For info on the 1st & 2nd shots, refer here.

Appointments up until 24 Apr (Sun) are currently available.

Contents

3rd Dose Notice 1

3rd Dose Notice 2

Who is eligible?

Those for whom the following intervals have passed since their 2nd dose can vaccinate.

Vaccination Interval

Recipient Interval after 2nd dose
(1) Medical Staff 6 mths
(2) Residents & staff of nursing homes 6 mths
(3) Users & staff of day care centers 6 mths
(4) Senior citizens from 65 years old 6 mths
(5) Those who vaccinated elsewhere ahead of schedule -
(6) All others 7 mths

(1) Medical Staff

Based on national advice as of 17 Dec, the 3rd dose can be administered to medical staff from 6 months after the 2nd dose.

  • If 2nd dose was received by end May 2021

The vaccination notice was sent on 22 Nov (Mon) & 22 Dec (Wed). Please check the documents enclosed for details.

  1. Those working at medical facilities administering vaccines should check with their workplace.
  2. Those working at medical facilities not administering vaccines should refer to the vaccination notice sent for details on how to book.
  3. Those no longer working at medical facilities due to retirement etc. have to wait 8 months as per other citizens.
  • If 2nd dose was received from June 2021

The notice will be sent to you in batches from mid-Jan 2021.

If you wish to receive the notice earlier, please please contact the Sukoyaka Health Center (0761-21-8118 or sukoyaka@city.komatsu.lg.jp).

(2) Residents & staff of nursing homes

Based on national advice as of 17 Dec, the 3rd dose can be administered to residents and staff of nursing homes from 6 months after the 2nd dose.

We are making arrangements with facilities in Komatsu City and will send the notices accordingly when ready.

For those staying/working at facilities outside Komatsu City, if you wish to receive the notice earlier, please contact the Sukoyaka Health Center (0761-21-8118 or sukoyaka@city.komatsu.lg.jp).

(3) Users & staff of day care centers

Based on national advice as of 17 Dec, the 3rd dose can be administered to users and staff of day care centers from 6 months after the 2nd dose.

We are making arrangements with facilities in Komatsu City and will send the notices accordingly when ready.

For those staying/working at facilities outside Komatsu City, if you wish to receive the notice earlier, please contact the Sukoyaka Health Center (0761-21-8118 or sukoyaka@city.komatsu.lg.jp).

(4) Senior citizens from 65 years old

Based on national advice as of 17 Dec, the 3rd dose can be administered to residents and staff of nursing homes from 7 months after the 2nd dose (from Feb 2022 onwards).

Vaccine coupons will be sent in batches to eligible recipients once preparations are in place, so please wait patiently until you receive them.

(5) Those who vaccinated elsewhere ahead of schedule

If you vaccinated ahead of schedule outside Komatsu City or through special exceptions, and require the vaccination notice earlier than the schedule reflected above, please contact the Sukoyaka Health Center (0761-21-8118 or sukoyaka@city.komatsu.lg.jp).

(6) All others

The vaccine coupon will be sent to you in batches once 8 months have passed since your 2nd dose. Please wait patiently until you receive them.

Number of shots

1 (on top of initial 1st & 2nd dose)

Cost

Free

Vaccine type

Regardless of which vaccine you received for your 1st and 2nd shots, an mRNA vaccine will be used for your booster shot (Pfizer/Moderna).

Note that it has been reported that vaccinating with a different vaccine from your 1st and 2nd doses also induces high antibody levels (i.e effective immunity).

Furthermore, little differences in side effects have been observed, whether the same vaccine type is administered or not.

Vaccination process

  1. Your vaccine coupon is sent to your registered address.
  2. Book your vaccination appointment.
  3. Fill in pre-vaccination questionnaire beforehand.
  4. Receive your shot on your appointed date.

To bring for vaccination:

  • Vaccination notice
  • Pre-vaccination questionnaire (see sample below)
  • Personal identification document (My Number Card, health insurance card etc.)
  • Medicine handbook (for those on medication)

When will the coupon be sent?

In general, it will be sent based on the sequence for the 2nd dose, and in accordance with vaccine supply and booking availability.

Estimated Schedule
2nd Dose Period Recipients Notice Postage Vaccination Period
Mar/Apr Medical staff 19 Nov 2021 Dec 2021~
May Medical staff 22 Dec 2021 Jan 2022~
May Senior citizens 22 Dec 2021 Jan 2022~
June Residents & staff of nursing homes Sent upon request Jan 2022~
June Senior citizens 17~27 Jan 2022 Feb 2022~
July Senior citizens Late-Jan~mid-Feb 2022 Feb 2022~
July Below 64 years old Mid-Feb 2022~ Mar 2022~
August Below 64 years old Scheduled from late-Feb 2022 Mar 2022~

Vaccine coupon ※Different format from before

You will need the “Pre-vaccination Questionnaire・Certificate of Vaccination” form (A3 size) sent by the city hall to receive your booster (3rd) shot. Fill up the questionnaire beforehand without separating the two pages, and be sure to bring it to your vaccination appointment. You will not be able to vaccinate if you forget to bring it.

Pre-vaccination questionnaire sample

English translation for Certificate of Vaccination (for reference):

3rd Dose Certificate of Vaccination

Booking Methods

  1. Web booking (available 24h)
  2. Vaccine dial: 0761-24-8123 (9AM~5PM daily, incl. weekends and holidays)
  3. Post office service counters

Available post offices:

Ÿ・Komatsu P.O Ÿ ・Ataka P.O Ÿ ・Kokufu P.O Ÿ ・Komatsukarumi P.O Ÿ ・Komatsuimae P.O Ÿ ・Komatsuhongo P.O Ÿ ・Miyuki P.O Ÿ ・Tsukizu P.O Ÿ ・Kaneno P.O Ÿ ・Nata P.O

*bring your "Pre-vaccination Questionnaire・Certificate of Vaccination" (予診票・接種済証) along

Application for issuance of vaccine coupon

Residents who moved in from outside Komatsu City after their 2nd shot have to apply to receive their vaccine coupon. (if you do not apply, you will not receive the coupon)

Eligibility

  1. Those who moved into Komatsu City after their 2nd shot.
  2. Those who received two shots of Japan-approved vaccines overseas or in clinical trials.
  3. Those who have not received their vaccine coupons even after the issue period has passed.
  4. Those who have lost/damaged their vaccine coupons (reissuance)

How to apply

You may apply via the online “COVID-19 Vaccine Navi”, at the city hall service counter, or via post. Please check below for the details and necessary documents.

Online via “COVID-19 Vaccine Navi”

Apply through COVID-19 Vaccine Navi (Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare)

You will receive your coupon via post after application.

At city hall service counter (※weekdays only, until 5pm)

Required document:

Application For Issuance of Booster Shot Vaccine Coupon (Japanese)

Via post

Required document:

Application For Issuance of Booster Shot Vaccine Coupon (Japanese)

 

Send to:

He-14-4 Mukaimotoori-machi, Komatsu City, 923-0961

(Sukoyaka Center)

Health Division IC

Vaccination Venue

3rd Dose Venue List 1

3rd Dose Venue List 2

Important: If receiving other vaccines

If you are receiving other vaccines, please be sure to space them at least 13 days before or after your COVID-19 vaccine.

Those who require extra precaution

Those falling under the following conditions should discuss with their regular doctor before deciding whether to receive their 3rd shot (during consultations etc., not via phone).

  • Those undergoing treatment for an illness.
  • Those for whom a doctor has determined that receiving the same vaccine type as their 1st and 2nd shot would be difficult.
  • Those who had serious side effects or concerning symptoms after their 1st and 2nd shots.

Vaccinating Outside Registered Municipality

Refer here for info on vaccinating outside your registered municipality.

Vaccination Certificate (Vaccine Passport)

Refer here for info on obtaining a vaccination certificate (for overseas travel).

Q&A

Q&A from Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (English)

Reference

COVID-19 Vaccine Info from Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (English)