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COVID-19 Vaccination Program for Children Aged 5–11 (Updated March 8, 2023)

Fukuoka City is delivering a COVID-19 vaccination program to ensure that every resident who wishes to get a COVID-19 vaccine can do so with peace of mind.
*We will announce information on our vaccination program for after April 2023 as soon as the national government releases details.

Click here to go to the vaccination section of the Fukuoka City website.

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・COVID-19 vaccinations have been provided at the Fukuoka City Hall every Sunday since Sunday, February 5.

⚠ Omicron children’s vaccine for ages 5-11.
The omicron children’s vaccine (BA.4-5) has been approved for use in children aged 5 to 11 years old. If your child has completed the first two doses of the COVID-19 vaccines (conventional vaccine), they will be able to receive the omicron vaccine as their third dose in the future. The start date of the omicron vaccination and other details will be announced as soon as they have been finalized.
*Note that conventional COVID-19 vaccines will still be used for children as their first and second doses.
*COVID-19 vaccines will be provided free of charge until March 2023, but the national government is considering extending this period.

Children’s vaccine menu for aged 5-11 (Children’s vaccines are used.)
How to get the vaccine for children and cautionary points
How to get the vaccination ticket
Where to get the vaccine and what to take to your vaccination
How to book your vaccination appointment
Other information

How to get the vaccine for children aged 5-11

Fukuoka residents aged between 5 and 11 years old can get the first three doses of the vaccine. The Pfizer children’s vaccine* is used, and it is delivered in 2 doses with a 3 week interval between. The third dose will be provided 5 months after the second dose.

⚠ The children’s vaccine used for children aged 5-11 is a different type of vaccine that uses a different method and amount to the adult vaccine given to residents aged 12 and over.
⚠ Check the Fukuoka City website for more information on the expiration date of the Pfizer vaccine. (Japanese only)
⚠ The COVID-19 vaccine can be given at the same time as the flu vaccine.
Note, however, that for any vaccines other than the flu vaccine you must leave a 2-week interval between your child's COVID vaccination and the other vaccine. Tetanus toxoid or other emergency vaccines can be administered in case of medical emergencies regardless of the time passed since the COVID vaccination.

Cautionary points for 11 year olds getting vaccinated

The vaccine for children aged 11 is different from the vaccine for children aged 12 and older. You must get 2 doses of the same type of vaccine. If you turn 12 years old after getting the 1st dose of the children’s vaccine, your 2nd dose must also be the children’s vaccine. You cannot get 1 dose of the children’s vaccination and then 1 dose of the adult vaccination.
⚠ You can get the children’s vaccine up until 2 days before your 12th birthday (based on calculating your age.)
The 3rd dose of the vaccine should be age-appropriate at the time of administration, regardless of the type of vaccine you received for your 1st and 2nd doses.
⚠ This means that, if you were 11 years old when you received your 1st and 2nd doses but have turned 12 years old when you get your 3rd dose, you must get the adult (over 12) vaccine as your 3rd dose.

Vaccination cost

The COVID-19 vaccine is free.

Vaccination ticket (ages 5-11)

If you have moved to Fukuoka City, been vaccinated overseas or in a clinical trial, or lost your vaccination ticket, please go to the How to get your vaccination ticket section of the website for more information.

Vaccination sites

Regional hospitals and clinics (ages 5-11):

Approximately 60 regional pediatric hospitals and clinics are providing COVID-19 vaccines.Show all sites (List in Japanese only)

Mass vaccination centers (ages 5-11):

The 1st floor lobby of the Fukuoka City Hall is open on Sundays. A pediatrician is on site.

Mass vaccination center open from February
Vaccination site Address Opening times
Fukuoka City Hall 1st Floor Lobby1-8-1 Tenjin, Chuo-kuSundays only
11:00 – 18:00
・Reception closes at 17:00.
・Reception for vaccination without an appointment closes at 16:00.

Vaccination without booking an appointment

If you are a registered Fukuoka City resident, you can get vaccinated without booking an appointment. If you wish to get vaccinated without an appointment, you must arrive at the venue to check in before 16:00.
*You may be asked to wait depending on the number of appointments on the day.

You must bring your vaccination ticket and the following items with you to your vaccination.
⚠ If you live outside of Fukuoka City but wish to get vaccinated in Fukuoka City for some unavoidable reasons,
 you must apply to receive a Certificate of Proof of Notification to Receive Vaccination Outside of Your Municipality (jūshochigai sesshu todokedezumishō). You must take this certificate to your vaccination appointment.

What to bring and cautionary points

Bring the following items to the vaccination site:  
・Your vaccination ticket
・Your pre-vaccination medical questionnaire
⚠ The pre-vaccination medical questionnaire must be signed by a parent/legal guardian.
⚠ Read the Explanation on Vaccination (for the 1st and 2nd dose or for the 3rd dose) (Japanese only) when you fill in the questionnaire.
・Personal identification documents for both the person getting vaccinated and accompanying adult (e.g. health insurance card)
・Mother and Child Health Handbook (Your child’s vaccination history will be checked and updated with the COVID-19 vaccination.)

⚠ A parent or legal guardian must accompany children aged 5-11 to their vaccination appointment.
⚠ If a parent or guardian cannot accompany their child for unavoidable reasons, they can delegate other family members to do so instead, but that person must have a letter of authorization from the child’s parent or guardian.
You can find a template for the letter of authorization here.

How to book your vaccination

You can book your appointment using the website or the COVID-19 Vaccination Call Center. You can book your vaccination appointment when you have received your vaccination ticket.

Book online

Book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment online using the booking website.
⚠ You cannot book online if your address is registered outside of Fukuoka City but you have to receive your vaccine in Fukuoka City due to unavoidable circumstances. Call the call center below to make your appointment.

Book via the call center

Fukuoka City COVID-19 Vaccination Call Center
Tel: 092-260-8405
Open every day 8:30 to 17:30
Calls can be made in English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Spanish and Portuguese.

Other documents and inquiries

Reference documents (ages 5-11) ⚠ Japanese only

Explanation on the vaccine for the 1st and 2nd doses (for children’s vaccination (ages 5-11))
Explanation on the vaccine for the 3rd dose (for children’s additional (3rd) vaccination (ages 5-11))

Leaflet (Information on the COVID-19 vaccination for parents/guardians of children aged 5-11)
Leaflet (Explanation on the COVID-19 vaccine for children’s 3rd vaccination for parents/guardians of children aged 5-11)

・Government publicity video: COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 5-11: Why do I need to be vaccinated?(A 3-minute video)
・Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website: Information on the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11
・Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website: Q&A on the COVID-19 vaccine

Advice on children’s vaccination for aged 5-11

If you have any concerns about your child's vaccination, such as its benefits and possible side effects, please consult your family doctor or other healthcare professional first.
Call Fukuoka Prefectural COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline if you have any specific medical concerns.
Tel: 0570-072972 (Navi-dial) ⚠ Japanese only
Lines open: 9:00–21:00 every day (including weekends and public holidays)

Advice and inquiries about COVID-19 vaccines

Fukuoka City COVID-19 Vaccination Call Center

For inquiries about and getting advice on the Fukuoka City’s COVID-19 vaccination program
Tel: 092-260-8405
Lines open every day 8:30 to 17:30
Calls can be made in English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Spanish and Portuguese.

COVID-19 Vaccination Ticket and Certification Call Center

For inquiries about new vaccination tickets for 1st, 2nd and 3rd doses; confirming vaccination records; and proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (vaccination passport etc.)
Tel: 092-753-9455 ⚠ Japanese only
Lines open every day 8:30 to 17:30 (including weekends and public holidays)
⚠ Many people are calling the wrong number when trying to get through to the call center. Check the telephone number carefully before dialing.
⚠ This is a Japanese only line. Call Fukuoka City COVID-19 Vaccination Call Center above for multilingual support.

Fukuoka Prefectural COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline

Call if you have any specific medical concerns such as about possible side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Tel: 092-687-4884
Calls can also be made in English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Nepali, Burmese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Malay, Khmer, Mongolian and Sinhala.
Lines open: 9:00–21:00 every day (including weekends and public holidays)

COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)

Call if you have any inquiries on COVID-19 vaccination policies.
Telephone: Free dial 0120-761-770
Lines open every day 9:00 to 21:00.
Calls can also be made in English Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spain, Thai* and Vietnamese*.
*Opening hours for Thai and Vietnamese differ.
Thai: 9:00 to 18:00
Vietnamese: 10:00 to 19:00

Information from the Government of Japan

You can find information from the Government of Japan on the COVID-19 vaccine from the following links:
・Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare: Information on the COVID-19 vaccine(Japanese and English)
・Prime Minister’s:Information on the COVID-19 vaccine (Japanese only)