Coronavirus Vaccination Drive for Residents Aged 65+

Vaccination Drive Information in the Mail

Starting April 26, Seika Town has been mailing out packets containing group coronavirus vaccination drive information to the homes of eligible residents in Seika aged 65 years or older (perons born before April 1, 1957).  

Getting the coronavirus vaccine is voluntary. Read the information about the coronavirus vaccine contained in the packet and decide whether or not to receive it only after understanding the potential risks involved.

If you are receiving medical treatment for a separate sickness or have any other concerns about the vaccine, please consult with a doctor regarding whether or not you should get the vaccine.

A general explanation of the vaccine and directions on how to make an appointment are included in the packet mailed to eligible persons. Both documents will be in Japanese. Links to digital versions can be found below.


"Information About the Coronavirus Vaccine" can be viewed in multiple languages on the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare's website.

Make an Appointment for Vaccination

You must make an appointment ahead of time to get vaccinated.

People that show up at the vaccination venue without an appointment will not be able to receive the vaccine.

Appointments can be made online through the webpage below or by phone through the vaccination the call center (Japanese only).

Appointment reservations will open at 9:00 a.m. on the specific dates detailed below.

Appointments cannot be made at Seika Town Office service windows.

  • Group A: From May 7 (Fri.)  9:00 a.m.
  • Group B: From May 21 (Fri.)  9:00 a.m.

Use the Appointment Webpage for a Stress-free Experience

The appointment call center is expected to be busy fielding calls during the entire reservation period.

If you are able to use the internet, it is recommended you make an appointment through the webpage mentioned above for a wait-free, stress-free experience.

If you are a family member that has a smartphone or computer that can help the eligible person, confirm their desire to receive the vaccine before making an appointment for them.

Vaccination Schedule

To benefit from the full effect of the vaccine, persons who have received the 1st dose of the vaccine are directed to take a 2nd dose (booster) three weeks after receiving the 1st.

An appointment for the 2nd dose will be made after receiving the 1st dose at the group vaccination venue.

  • Group A
    • 1st dose  May 23, 2021 (Sun.)  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • 2nd dose June 13, 2021 (Sun.) 9:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
  • Group B
    • 1st dose June 6, 2021 (Sun.)  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • 2nd dose June 27, 2021 (Sun.)  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Vaccination Locations

Vaccinations will take place in the gymnasiums of Seika Town elementary schools.

  • Seihoku Elementary School
  • Kawanishi Elementary School
  • Yamadasho Elementary School
  • Higashihikari Elementary School
  • Seikadai Elementary School

Parking will be available for those coming by car.

Beware of Vaccine-related Fraud

The vaccine is provided free of charge. No official body will ask you to pay to receive the vaccine.

Be wary of any phone calls, emails, or other correspondence asking you to transfer money to a separate bank account to skip the vaccination priority line.

If you come into receive any suspicous correspondence regarding the vaccine, ignore it and do not give them any banking or personal information.

Vaccine Consultation (Japanese only)

Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare's Coronavirus Vaccine Call Center

Tel: 0120-761-770 (toll free)
Operating hours: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (open on weekends and holidays)
Consultations: Inquiries about coronavirus vaccine policies and measures

Kyoto COVID-19 Vaccination Consultation Center

Tel: 075-414-5490
Operating hours: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Consultations: Inquiries regarding the side-effects and other vaccine-related topics that require specialized knowledge otherwise unavailable in other municipalities

Seika Town COVID-19 Vaccination Call Center

Tel: 0570-05-6732
Operating hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed on weekends and holidays)
Consultations: Inquiries regarding vaccination rollout in Seika Town

Relief for persons who experience negative health impacts due to vaccine side-effects

If you experience serious negative side-effects as a consequence of receiving the vaccine, you may be eligible for relief (compensation for medical expenses, disability pension, etc.) through the Japanese Immunization Act.

For more information, please view the Benefits Type and Amount of Relief System for Injury to Health with Vaccination page on the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare's homepage.

Related Pages

Video messages regarding the Novel Coronavirus Vaccines from the Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet (with English subtitles)


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