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 timeframe||Boxes supplied to all municipal governments||Boxes/vaccine shots estimated to be allocated based on population (see *1, *2)|
|Week of May 3||4,000||120 boxes / 177,000 shots|
|Week of May 10||9,188||275 boxes / 268,125 shots|
|Week of May 17||9,188||275 boxes / 268,125 shots|
|Week of May 24||9,188||275 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 recipients||Long term care facilities||Special Elderly Care Facilities|
|Week of April 12||14 facilities|
(≈2, 700 residents)
|11 facilities||3 facilities|
|Week of April 19||17 facilities|
(≈3, 800 residents)
|11 facilities||6 facilities|
|Week of April 26||7 facilities|
(≈1, 600 residents)
|4 facilities||3 facilities|
|Week of May 3||1 facility|
|26 facilities||13 facilities|
(Note) The first dose of the vaccine. The second dose is scheduled to be administered three weeks later.
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 groups||Eligible residents in Yokohama|
*in two waves
|80 or older||≈290 thousand|
|75 or older||≈190 thousand|
*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.
|1||Health care professionals|
|2||Elderly residents (65 or older as of fiscal 2021)|
|3||Persons with underlying conditions, health care workers in long term care facilities|
|4||Persons 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)
|Ward||Venue (tentative English names)||Vaccination hours (planned)||Number of|
|Tsurumi||Tsurumi Public Auditorium||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||450|
|Kanagawa||Kanagawa Auditorium||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||300|
|Nishi||Nishi Auditorium / Nishi Chiku Center||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||450|
|Naka||Yokohama Craftspeople Assembly Hall||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||150|
|Yokohama City Naka Sports Center||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||300|
|Minami||Minami Auditorium||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||450|
|Konan||Konan Sports Center||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||450|
|Hodogaya||Hodogaya Sports Center||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||450|
|Asahi||Asahi Sports Center||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||450|
|Isogo||Isogo Sports Center||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||450|
|Kanazawa||Kanazawa Chiku Center||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||450|
|Kohoku||Kohoku Auditorium||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||450|
|Midori||Midori Auditorium||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||450|
|Aoba||Aoba Auditorium / Aoba Sports Center||1 p.m. to 4 p.m.||600|
|Tsuzuki||Tsuzuki Auditorium||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||450|
|Totsuka||Totsuka Sports Center||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||450|
|Sakae||Sakae Sports Center||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||450|
|Izumi||Izumi Auditorium||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||450|
|Seya||Seya Sports Center||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||450|
|Total: 19 locations, 8,100 vaccinations per day|
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
|Hours||9 a.m. to 7 p.m. including weekends and public holidays|
|Language guidance||8 languages (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Spanish, Portuguese)|
*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.