Novel Coronavirus Vaccination Information (Updated: 9/12)

About New Coronavirus Vaccine

New Coronavirus Vaccine Reservation Status (Updated: 9/12)
About Omicron Variant Vaccination 
About Vaccination of Children (6 months – 11 years old)
People Who Received the Vaccination Voucher
What to Bring on Your Vaccination Day
FRESC multilingual vaccination support
Vaccination Certificate (Vaccine Passport) 

<Important Announcement!>

The vaccination period for Spring 2023 has been extended until September 19.
The vaccination period for Autumn 2023 begins on September 20.
The available period of COVID-19 vaccination that was previously announced to end on March 31 (Friday) 2023 has been extended to March 31 (Sunday), 2024.
The vaccination will be continuously be available free of charge (fu
lly paid by public funds).

New Coronavirus Vaccine Reservation Status

Vaccination Classification 1st or 2nd Vaccination Vaccination to start from spring 2023 Vaccination to start from autumn 2023
Vaccination Venue
  1. Medical Institutions in Charge
  2. Osaka Vaccination Center at Hotel Primrose Osaka
Medical Institutions in Charge Medical Institutions in Charge
Vaccination Period Until March 31 (Sunday), 2024  From May 8 (Monday) to September 19 (Tuesday) 2023 From September 20, 2023
Target Person Osaka City residents over 12 years old.


Those who have received their first or second dose, and are also one of the following:

  1. Elderly person over 65 years old.
  2. Those who have an underlying health condition or others who are regarded by doctors to have higher risk of developing serious complication when suffering from COVID-19 (up to 64 years old).
  3. Employees at a medical institution or facility for the elderly
All those who can be vaccinated
Vaccination Dose 2 Doses 1 Dose
1 Dose
Vaccine Type 1. Pfizer vaccines (Omnicron variant bivalent vaccine)

2. Vaccine made by Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Novavax)

1. Pfizer vaccines (Omnicron variant bivalent vaccine)
2. Vaccine made by Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Novavax)
*For those who got their last vaccination more than 6 months ago.

Omnicrom XBB.1.5 subvariant Monovalent vaccine

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About the Vaccine against the Omicron Variant

The vaccine against the Omicron variant is effective against both the conventional coronavirus and Omicron variant.

[How to Judge Target Person to Be Vaccinated]

Omicron Variant Vaccine Target person for 1st or 2nd Vaccination Target person for 3rd or More Vaccination
Pfizer Not allowed Over 12 years of age
Moderna Not allowed Over 12 years of age

※Currently only one vaccination per person is allowed for the Omicron variant vaccine.

[Interval for Vaccination]
More than 3 months from the last vaccination date.
※The interval time may be shorter in future.

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Vaccination of children (6 months – 11 years old)

Osaka City is now vaccinating infants aged 6 months to 4 years old and children aged 5 to 11 years old.
* Vaccination is not mandatory. Before having your child vaccinated, make sure you understand both the protective effects and the risk of side effects of the vaccine.
Click here for the leaflets. (Infants (6 months – 4 years) / Children (5 – 11 years)
Click here for Osaka City webpage. (Infants (6 months – 4 years)/ Children(5 – 11 years)


Infants(6 months – 4 years old) Children(5 – 11 years old)
Target person Osaka City resident of 6 months – 4 years old. *Parental consent and guidance is required. Osaka City resident of 5 – 11 years old.
*Parental consent and guidance is required.
Vaccination Dose 3 Doses
Vaccination period

Until March 31 (Friday), 2024

Interval of vaccination 2nd vaccination: Usually 3 weeks from the 1st vaccination
3rd vaccination: More than 8 weeks from the 2nd vaccination
2nd vaccination: Usually 3 weeks from the 1st vaccination
3rd vaccination: More than 3 months from the 2nd vaccination
Type of vaccine Pfizer vaccine for infants (6 months – 4 years old) Pfizer vaccine for children (5 – 11 years old)

From March 29 (Wednesday), 2023: Pfizer vaccine for children (5 – 11 years old) [Omicron variant]

How to reserve At pediatrics or medical institutions that take care of children
Please reserve at your preferred medical institutions. Reservation fee is free.
*Not available at the group vaccination sites.
What to bring on the day of the vaccination These items

②Maternal and Child Health Handbook

③Drug History Handbook (if you have)

Osaka City Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Call Center

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To Those Who Received the Vaccination Voucher

Check the contents of the envelop.

1st, 2nd Vaccination 3rd Vaccination 4th Vaccination 5th Vaccination

・Keep the contents of the envelope in a safe place.
 ①Medical Interview Sheet for Novel Coronavirus Vaccination (for additional dose )
【Combined Sheet with Vaccination Voucher】 


②Vaccination Voucher

・This is the voucher to receive the vaccination.
・Vaccination is given 2 times.
・Keep this voucher after you finish the 1st vaccination.
*This is required to have the 2nd vaccination so please keep it in a safe place.
③Medical Interview Sheets, 2 Sheets
・This is to describe your health conditions before having the vaccination.
・This Medical Interview Sheet is required to have the vaccination.
・For 2 doses of the vaccination, it is required to fill in both of the 2 sheets.
*As the Medical Interview Sheet is required for the 2nd vaccination, keep it stored in a safe place.
If you have the 1st vaccine at a vaccination site in Osaka City, please reserve the 2nd vaccine at the same site.
*There are additional questions on the Osaka City interview sheet. The additional questions are shown here.
*The samples in foreign languages are here.
Please complete the Medical Interview Sheet written in Japanese while referring to the sample sheets.
How to fill in the Sheet is here.
④Certificate of Completed Novel Coronavirus Vaccination (Temporary Vaccination)

⑤Notice of Novel Coronavirus Vaccination

⑥Explanation Document about Novel Coronavirus Vaccination

・This sheet describes details about the vaccination.
・Please read it carefully, as it describes details about those who can’t receive the vaccination, the points that you need to confirm with a doctor (warnings to be aware of) and symptoms that may occur after the vaccination, such as pain in your arm or having a fever.
*Multi-language version of the explanation can be seen here. 

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What to bring on your vaccination day

Vaccination Voucher
▼Do not peel off the stickers on this form. Please bring this form to the vaccination site.
▼The right side of this form is your “Certificate of Vaccination for COVID-19.” Even after receiving your vaccination, please keep your certificate safe for future reference.

※Fill it out beforehand and bring this.

Personal Identification Document (One of the following)
Residence Card Health Insurance Card Passport Driver’s license, etc.

【3rd Vaccination】


【4th Vaccination】


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FRESC Multilingual Vaccination Support (reservations are longer being accepted)

The Immigration Services Agency of Japan provides “FRESC Multilingual Vaccination Support” to give multilingual support for vaccination and vaccination reservations for foreigners who have not yet been vaccinated.
FRESC Help Desk

Tel: 0120-76-2029

Monday ~ Friday

9:00~17:00(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

For more information, please refer to the FRESC Multilingual Vaccination Support Leaflet.

日本語 (PDF)
한국어 (PDF)
Tiếng Việt(PDF)
Bahasa Indonesia(PDF)
नेपाली भाषा(PDF)

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Vaccination Certificate

If required, those who have been vaccinated with the novel corona virus vaccine will be issued a vaccination certificate (vaccine passport). Please apply by email or smartphone app.

* Applications are not accepted at the counter.

* Click here (Japanese only) for a list of countries / regions where the Vaccine Passport can be used.
* In Japan, vaccination certificates and vaccination records can be used as documents for proof of vaccination

【How to apply】

1.Paper version
【Overseas and domestic use】(Only in Japanese and English)
【Domestic use】(Only in Japanese and English)

2.Electronic version
Click here for what you need and how to use it(Only in Japanese)


Osaka City Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Call Center

Osaka City Novel Corona Virus Call Center

TEL:06-6377-5670 (if you cannot use Navi Dial, please call through this number)
Reception period: 9: 00-21: 00 (open everyday)
※The call center responds to inquiries in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai (available only from 9:00 to 18:00), Filipino (available only from 9:00 to 17:30 on weekdays), Vietnamese (available only from 10:00 to 19:00).

For more information, please see the Osaka City Website
You can read the overview on this page. For more details, please use the machine translation on the Japanese page of the Osaka City homepage. (How to use the machine translation on the Osaka City website)

About novel coronavirus vaccination information
Where to get the vaccination
How to book to get the vaccination
The fee for the vaccination
About the agreement for getting the vaccination
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