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COVID-19 vaccine information

Last updated date:2021/4/9

The City of Yokohama is preparing to provide vaccinations in designated locations across the city for all residents according to the vaccine priority guidelines set by the national government. This page will list related information, including the initial recipients eligible for the vaccine, individual notices, and vaccination methods for the planned vaccine rollout.

Updated information (April 7)

• Updated: “Elderly resident vaccinations outlook(as of April 7)”

1 Elderly resident vaccinations outlook (as of April 7)

Based on the national government's announcement of its plans to ship the Pfizer vaccine in June, Yokohama is currently planning to begin vaccinations according as outlined below.


See the section “Individual notice priority(including vaccine vouchers)” for the predicted timeline for individual notices to be sent out for elderly resident vaccinations.

① Elderly resident vaccine supply situation and predicted vaccination start

Based on vaccine supply information from the national government, group vaccinations are scheduled to begin on the week of May 17.


Individual vaccinations (at hospitals or clinics) will begin in June or later, based on the status of participation by medical facilities by the end of March, and on the progress of vaccinations of health care professionals in Kanagawa Prefecture. Vaccinating medical facilities will be announced in mid-May or later.

(Reference) Vaccine supply estimated to be allocated to Yokohama in May-June
Supply timeframeBoxes supplied to all municipal governmentsBoxes/vaccine shots estimated to be allocated based on population (see *1, *2)
Week of May 34,000120 boxes / 177,000 shots
Week of May 109,188275 boxes / 268,125 shots
Week of May 179,188275 boxes / 268,125 shots
Week of May 249,188275 boxes / 268,125 shots
Following the above
until end of June
Vaccines estimated to be supplied for all elderly residents (both shots)

*1 Amount of vaccine allocated to Yokohama depends on the population ratio (Yokohama 3.75 million / Japan 125.57 million ≒ 3%).
*2 Calculated based on one box of vaccine containing 975 shots (5 shots per vial).

② Status of long term care facility vaccinations

Vaccinations at long term care facilities will begin on April 12. The timeframe and facilities where vaccines will be administered are listed below.

Long term care facility vaccination schedule (using April vaccine supply)
Vaccinations start date (see note)Total recipientsLong term care facilitiesSpecial Elderly Care Facilities
Week of April 1214 facilities
(≈2, 700 residents)
11 facilities3 facilities
Week of April 1917 facilities
(≈3, 800 residents)
11 facilities6 facilities
Week of April 267 facilities
(≈1, 600 residents)
4 facilities3 facilities
Week of May 31 facility
(≈300 residents)
-1 facility
Total39 facilities
(8,400 residents)
26 facilities13 facilities

(Note) The first dose of the vaccine. The second dose is scheduled to be administered three weeks later.

2 About the vaccine

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine will be provided to all city residents who wish to receive it.

In time, individual notices (including a vaccination voucher) will be sent out to residents. Once you obtain a voucher, you may make an appointment and receive the vaccination.

(Note) Residents 16 years of age or older are eligible to receive the vaccine made by Pfizer. Information about vaccines for those younger than 16 years of age will be updated appropriately based on guidance from the national government.

① Individual notice priority (including vaccine vouchers)

The City of Yokohama will send individual notices to residents regarding vaccinations.


To avoid call center and appointment congestion after the notices are delivered, notices will be sent out to eligible recipients in waves.

Individual notices for elderly resident vaccinations will be sent out according to the schedule below based on the vaccine supply outlined in the section “1 Elderly resident vaccinations outlook(as of March 24)”.

Timeframe for individual notices to be sent out for elderly resident vaccinations
Timeframe for individual notices with vaccine vouchers (tentative)Eligible age groupsEligible residents in Yokohama
Late April
*in two waves
80 or older≈290 thousand
75 or older≈190 thousand
Mid May
*in two waves
70 or older≈240 thousand
65 or older≈200 thousand

(Note) Individual notices will be sent to non-elderly residents according to vaccination priority guidelines set by the national government.

Vaccination priority
PriorityEligible recipients
1Health care professionals
2Elderly residents (65 or older as of fiscal 2021)
3Persons with underlying conditions, health care workers in long term care facilities
4Persons other than the above

② Vaccination method and venue

Vaccinations are planned to be carried out in three ways: (1) at special venues established by the city (for group vaccinations), (2) at local hospitals and health clinics (for individual vaccinations), and (3) at elderly care facilities (for facility-wide vaccinations).


Group vaccination venues will be gradually expanded.

Vaccination method and venue
Vaccination method(1) Group vaccinations(2) Individual vaccinations(3) Facility vaccinations
Vaccination venue• Public assembly halls and sports centers in each of the 18 wards (shown below)
• Other locations (being finalized)
Hospitals and health clinics (being finalized)Elderly care facilities (for facility users)

■ About group vaccination venues in each ward
Based on the results of a simulation of the vaccination process held in the Tsurumi Public Auditorium on March 9, preparations are currently being made for each group vaccination venue (19 locations in 18 wards) according to the information below.

Additionally, venues will be set up in all wards starting in April, and with safety as the top priority, simulations will be run at each venue as well.

Group vaccination venues (vaccination venues in each ward)
WardVenue (tentative English names)Vaccination hours (planned)Number of
vaccinations
TsurumiTsurumi Public Auditorium10 a.m. to 4 p.m.450
KanagawaKanagawa Auditorium10 a.m. to 4 p.m.300
NishiNishi Auditorium / Nishi Chiku Center10 a.m. to 4 p.m.450
NakaYokohama Craftspeople Assembly Hall10 a.m. to 4 p.m.150
Yokohama City Naka Sports Center10 a.m. to 4 p.m.300
MinamiMinami Auditorium10 a.m. to 4 p.m.450
KonanKonan Sports Center10 a.m. to 4 p.m.450
HodogayaHodogaya Sports Center10 a.m. to 4 p.m.450
AsahiAsahi Sports Center10 a.m. to 4 p.m.450
IsogoIsogo Sports Center10 a.m. to 4 p.m.450
KanazawaKanazawa Chiku Center10 a.m. to 4 p.m.450
KohokuKohoku Auditorium10 a.m. to 4 p.m.450
MidoriMidori Auditorium10 a.m. to 4 p.m.450
AobaAoba Auditorium / Aoba Sports Center1 p.m. to 4 p.m.600
TsuzukiTsuzuki Auditorium10 a.m. to 4 p.m.450
TotsukaTotsuka Sports Center10 a.m. to 4 p.m.450
SakaeSakae Sports Center10 a.m. to 4 p.m.450
IzumiIzumi Auditorium10 a.m. to 4 p.m.450
SeyaSeya Sports Center10 a.m. to 4 p.m.450
Total: 19 locations, 8,100 vaccinations per day

③ Vaccination costs

The entire cost of the vaccinations will be covered by the national government, so there will be no individual fees.
*Individual medical fees may be charged normally for medical treatment before or after the vaccination.

④ How to set an appointment

A reservation system* to make an appointment to receive a vaccine will be established. Other than persons who are eligible for facility vaccinations, residents will be asked to make appointments for either group or individual vaccinations.


Detailed appointment instructions will be announced later.

*Reservation system: a system to make an appointment via smartphone, PC, or telephone.

3 Yokohama COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center


Phone number and hours of operation
Tel0120-045-070
Hours9 a.m. to 7 p.m. including weekends and public holidays
Language guidance8 languages (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Spanish, Portuguese)
FAX050-3588-7191
*Consultation by FAX available for residents with hearing loss.

4 About vaccine side effects

The Pfizer vaccine has been seen to sometimes cause side reactions immediately after they were administered, such as pain in the area that received the shot, as well as headaches, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, and fever. Recipients will recover from most of these side reactions within a few days of receiving the vaccine.

See the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website(외부 사이트)(Japanese) for more information.

5 Related information

The websites for the Prime Minister's Office of Japan and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare provide more detailed information about the vaccinations'effectiveness and safety.
Prime Minister's Office of Japan website(외부 사이트)(Japanese)
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website(외부 사이트)(Japanese)
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website(외부 사이트)(English)

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