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Information about COVID-19 Vaccination in the City of Sapporo (Updated: 5/12)
From May 8th to September 2023, people who can receive COVID-19 vaccination are the followings:
【For 3rd vaccination or after】
・Elderly people (65 or older)
・People aged between 5~64 years old with underlying medical conditions
・Medical workers, people work at nursing facilities for elderly
・Children between 5 and 11 years old who have not received Omicron-Adapted Vaccination
※For those who do not fall any of the above who are over 5 years old, the vaccination is planning to restart after September.
【For 1st and 2nd vaccination】
・Those who have not received 1st or 2nd vaccination (For Children up to 4 years old, 1~3rd vaccionation)
Where to get vaccinated: Medical institutions that offer COVID-19 vacacination or Large-scale vaccination centers run by Sapporo City(Nishi 11 Chome site or Sun Plaza site)
Please check Sapporo COVID-19 Vaccine NAVI for the details.
|Where to consult regarding COVID-19 Vaccination|
|Sapporo COVID-19 Vaccination Inquiry Center||
※To prevent the spread of the virus, there is no office provided.
※Languages：Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean
|Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare COVID-19 Vaccination Call Center||
・Japanese, English, Chines, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish：9:00-21:00
When you became COVID-19 positive
From May 8th 2023, the legal status of COVID-19 is downgraded in the same group as seasonal influenza and the things change as follows;
[When you become COVID-19 positive]
●No self-quarantine necessary (including close-contact person)
・However, it is recommended to refrain from going out until 5 days pass from the date of symptom occurrence and 24 hours after the symptoms subsided.
・It is recommended to keep wearing a non-woven mask at least for 10 days after symptom occurrence, and also to wear it when you meet people at risk of severe diseases such as the elderly.
●You can go to any medical institutions as long as they are ready to accept patients. No need to be “fever clinics” or designated hospitals, however please contact the institutions in advance.
●The medical fees are no longer free including the fee for testing , outpatient care, and hospitalization (There is some treatment that the government support continues.)
●No need to register as “positive patient” to the public health office
・The health monitoring by the public health office, service of sending life support supplies, free rental of pulse oximeters, and issuance of the certificate of recovery all end on May 7th.
●Free Antigen Test Kits distribution at pharmacies or public health centers end on May 7th.
Please check Sapporo City's website for the details.
|Where to consult (e.g. when symptoms get worse, cannot find a hospital, etc.)|
|Sapporo COVID-19 Health Consultation Dial||
Languages：Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean