About New Coronavirus Vaccine
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 (fully 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||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:||All those who can be vaccinated|
|Vaccination Dose||2 Doses||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)
Omnicrom XBB.1.5 subvariant Monovalent vaccine
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.
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|
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||①These items
②Maternal and Child Health Handbook
③Drug History Handbook (if you have)
Osaka City Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Call Center
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】
・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
What to bring on your vaccination day
▼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.|
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
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.
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】
Click here for what you need and how to use it（Only in Japanese）
Osaka City Novel Coronavirus Vaccine 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
The call center