Vaccinations

Vaccinations 2017-05-12T03:49:47+00:00

Available vaccines

We have a wide range of vaccinations available for both routine vaccinations in children and adults as well as for travel.

A physician’s consultation is needed for children aged less than 4 years for any vaccination and for patients aged more than 4 years who are having the first vaccination of a series. Subsequent vaccinations in the series can be given by a nurse.

Please note that the yellow fever vaccination can only be administered at a government immunization center .

CHILDREN

Schedules for children’s vaccines vary between countries although the difference is mostly about timing. We are happy to follow the schedule that fits with your country’s needs. If you have no preference we recommend the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) schedule:

Vaccines for children under 4 years of age must be given by a Doctor

ADULTS

Also for adults, we can offer the schedule that fits with your country’s needs. For those patients who have no preference we recommend the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) schedule:

Adult Schedule, by Vaccine and Age Group

GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZED VACCINES

While living in Tokyo, you may receive information from your local ward office regarding vaccinations which your child is entitled to receive for free (depending on your child’s age etc). You do not need to be part of the Japanese Health Insurance system to use these vouchers. Our clinic is happy to accept these vouchers. However, please be aware that these will not necessarily cover all of the vaccinations that you would receive if you were in your home country. Additionally, these vouchers cannot be used for combination shots such as pentavac or infanrix hexa. The voucher system requires that you complete a questionnaire prior to the administration of each vaccine. This is in Japanese, but a translation is usually included with the papers that you receive from your ward office. We kindly request that you complete all necessary forms prior to coming to the clinic in order for us to keep our appointments running as smoothly as possible.

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