About JHI

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Japan Healthcare Info. (JHI) is a social entrepreneur organization founded in 2010. Our healthcare professional staff are dedicated to providing service in order to enhance well-being of international community in Japan.

JHI is a selected member of the most renowned non-profit Japanese social entrepreneur training organization and awarded Japanese government grant in 2010.

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(Not open for 24 hours/365 days)
contact@japanhealthinfo.com Currently no phone service is available.

Inquiries sent after 17:00 or on holidays/weekends will be followed up on the next business day. Please check your Spam/Draft Folder if you do not receive a response for longer than 24 hours


Vaccination


There are two categories of vaccination in Japan.
One is routine vaccination designated by vaccination law, the other is voluntary vaccination.

 

Routine Vaccination

 

Routine: BCG, PCV(Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine), DTP-IPV(Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis and injectable polio)*, MR(Measles and Rubella), Japanese Encephalitis, Chickenpox, Hib, HPV.

Routine vaccinations are all free of charge if you have coupons provided from municipal health centers.
Shots are available at the time of group baby checkup at your local health center or local pediatric clinics/hospitals.
The free coupons are mailed to your house from the local municipal health center. You will have to make an appointment with designated local pediatrics to have shots.

JHI can help you understand the mailed coupon and make an arrangement with your local pediatrics. Contact us.

*Your coupons or invitations from municipal office may say DTP vaccine but DTaP vaccine is actually given under the title of DTP (or sometimes titled as DPT)

Hib, PCV and HPV are added to routine vaccination from April 2013. PCV used to be 7 values but switched to 13 values after November 2013.

HPV vaccine is currently suspended its recommendation due to its questioned side effects (as of June 2013)

 

NameStarting ageRequired numbers and intervals
BoostersOthers
Hib
ヒブ (Hib)
2-7 months3 times, 4-8 weeks apart1 year after the first shot.
PCV
肺炎球菌(Haien Kyukin)
2-7 months3 times, more than 27 days apart. Between 12-15 months.Should complete the 3rd shot before 12 months.
DPT-IPV
四種混合(Yonsyu Kongou)
3-12 months
3 times, 3-8 weeks apart6 months after the first shot.
DT is given at 11 years old. 1 shot only.
MR
麻疹・風疹(Mashin・Fushin)
12-24 months1 shot onlyN/ASecond MR is given between 5-7 years old.
1 shot only
BCGShould be completed before 1 year old1 shot onlyN/AStamp form of injection is used in Japan.
Japanese Encephalitis
日本脳炎(Nihonnouen)
6-90 months
2 shots, 1-4 weeks apart1 year after the shot, 1 shot only.Second JE is given at 9-13 years old, 1 shot only.

 

Voluntary Vaccination

 

Voluntary:  Seasonal Influenza, Mumps, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rotavirus.

Voluntary vaccination is not free and costs vary depending on the shot.
You will need to contact pediatrics or private clinics to have these shots.

Contact us and we will help you locate the clinics that have voluntary vaccinations

 

This is the chart of minimum interval between vaccines.

 

 

Minimum Interval between vaccines

 

For your information, Japanese vaccination schedule chart link from National Institute of Infectious Disease.

 

Routine and Voluntary Vaccinations in Japan 2014 version