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Information about COVID-19 Vaccination in the City of Sapporo (Updated: September 24)

This page explains how to receive vaccination and other related matters to foreign residents living  in Sapporo. 

Vaccination at medical institutions (Pfizer vaccine)

[Persons currently entitled to receive vaccination]
Those who are 12 years old and older who have received vaccination coupons.

Please make a reservation at each medical institution directly (in Japanese).

Vaccination at mass vaccination sites 

[Persons currently entitled to receive vaccination]
(1) Those who are 16 years old and older (including those who were born on or before April 1st, 2006) 

(2) People aged between 12 and 15 who have underlying medical conditions (Need registrations to make a reservation! Please see here.)
(3) Priority groups for vaccination (e.g. teachers) (Please check with your workplace.)
(4) Pregnant women and people who live with them aged over 16 (Please check here.)
And those who can receive vaccination at their university or workplace (Please check with your university or workplace.)

Even though you have received the vaccination coupon, you are not able to make a reservation yet if any of the above conditions does not apply.


For people aged between 12 and 15, it has not decided, yet.
 If you have underlying medical conditions and           register online, you can make a reservation at the mass vaccination site as a priority group.

The situation regarding vaccination changes almost everyday.
Please check Sapporo COVID-19 Vaccination NAVI( Auto translation) or call Sapporo COVID-19 Vaccination Inquiry Center(011-351-8646) for updates.

[1]You will receive an envelope from the City

封筒の写真

Image of the envelope

 

[2]The envelope includes the following items:

1.Vaccination coupons 

※There is no translation provided for this coupon 

 
2.Information on how to get vaccination     (The image below is the document sent to 64 year-olds and younger)

接種のお知らせ

The situation regarding vaccination changes almost everyday.
Please check Sapporo COVID-19 Vaccination NAVI( Auto translation) for updates.

Translation of the document sent to those who are 64 years old  or younger
Simple Japanese
English
Simplified Chinese
Vietnamese 
Translation of the document sent to those who are aged between 65 and 74
English
Simple Japanese
Simplified Chinese

Translation of the document sent to those who are 75 years old or older
Simple Japanese
English
Simplified Chinese
Korean 
Vietnamese

 

3.Explanation about vaccines

 See webpage of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for translations in multiple languages.

Moderna vaccine

English
Simplified Chinese
Korean
Vietnamese

Other languages 

Pfizer vaccine

English
Simplified Chinese
Korean
Vietnamese

Other languages
 

 4.Information on medication institutions administering COVID-19 vaccine    (The image is the document sent to 64 years olds and younger)

ワクチン接種実施医療機関等のご案内

The situation regarding vaccination changes almost everyday.
Please check
Sapporo COVID-19 Vaccination NAVI( Auto translation)  for updates.

There is no translation provided for this document.

 Translation of the document for those aged between 65 years and 74
English
Simple Japanese
Simplified Chinese

Translation of the document for 75 years old or older
Simple Japanese 
English

Simplified Chinese  ※Names of the medical institutions are provided in Japanese
Korean ※Names of the medical institutions are provided in Japanese  
Vietnamese※Names of the medical institutions are provided in Japanese 

[Important] The list of medical institutions may be updted. For the latest information, see Sapporo City Website

 

5.Medical questionnaire

※There are two sets as you will need to receive vaccination twice.
※Translations are provided on the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's website.

English
Simplified Chinese
Korean
Vietnamese

Other languages

[3]Decide whether or not you get vaccination

If you have severe acute illness or have experienced allergic reactions to any ingredient contained in the vaccine in the past, you cannot get vaccination. Please consult with a doctor.

※ Please read 3.Explanation about vaccines carefully before you make a decision.

[4]Make a reservation for vaccination  

The situation regarding vaccination changes almost everyday.
Please check Sapporo COVID-19 Vaccination NAVI( Auto translation) or call Sapporo COVID-19 Vaccination Inquiry Center(011-351-8646) for updates.
Also, vaccination programs at universities and workplaces are underway. Check with your university or workplace for more details.

As of September 17↓

Reservation at a medical institution

See MHLW COVID-19 Vaccine Navi for  medical institutions that are offering vaccines and the procedures for making a reservation at medical institutions. 

Also check  Sapporo COVID-19 Vaccination NAVI( Auto translation) 

List of medical institutions for people over 16 years old (City of Sapporo) 

List of medical institutions for people aged between 12 and 15 (City of Sapporo)

The vaccine used in medical institutions is manufactured by Pfizer

Explanation about Pfizer vaccine

Reservation at a mass vaccination site

Select one of the currently-available mass vaccination sites listed below and make a reservation by phone or online .

<Phone>

Sapporo COVID-19 Vaccination Reservation Center
TEL:050-3684-9238(everyday 9AM~6PM)

※Available languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean

<Online>

https://www.sapporo-cov19-vaccine.jp/(Japanese only)

Instructions for online reservation:English, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese

Mass vaccination sites that are currely avaibale↓ (Video-mediated interpretation services available except for Hotel Emisia Sapporo.)

Sapporo Convention Center 札幌コンベンションセンター 1-1 Higashi Sapporo 1-jo 1-chome, Shiroishi-ku  Moderna vaccine                                 
Tsudome つどーむ Sakaemachi 885-1, Higashi-ku Moderna vaccine
Sapporo L Plaza
札幌エルプラザ
Kita 8-jo Nishi 3-chome, Kita-ku Moderna vaccine
*Sapporo Medical Association Building
札幌医師会館
※Saturdays and Sundays only
Odori Nishi 19-chome, Chuo-ku Pfizer vaccine   

Park Hotel パークホテル
※Reservations reopen from Sep. 22

Minami 10-jo Nishi 3-chome, Chuo-ku Pfizer vaccine

* Vaccinations at the Sappro Medical Association Building are available on Saturdays and Sundays between 9:30-16:30 and the following dates between 18:00-21:00 (night time).

Night time: Sep. 27 (Mon), Oct 5 (Tue), Oct 6 (Wed), Oct. 12 (Tue), Oct. 14 (Thu) and Oct. 19 (Tue)

If you make a reservation on the above dates for your first dose, reservation for your second dose will be made automatically.

Instructions for Moderna vaccine

Instructions for Pfizer vaccine

If you wish to receive AstraZeneca vaccine, please refer to the webpage of the Hokkaido Government

* You will need to press "foreign language" on the top right, then use automatic translation service (click on English).

[5]Fill out a medical questionnaire

Please fill out the quesionnaire in English or Japanese by referring to the translation provided by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's website.

If you have questions while filling out the form, please call Sapporo COVID-19 Vaccination Inquiry Center(011-351-8646)(9:00-18:00 every day)
※Available languages: Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean

[6]Go to the vaccination venue

【What you need to bring】

  • Vaccination coupon
  • Filled-out medical questionnaire
  • Your ID (Resident card, health insurance card, etc.)

※Make sure you take your body temperature before leaving your place. If you have a fever of 37.5 or higher, or if you feel ill, cancel your reservation. If you made a reservation at a medical institution, call them directly.  If you made a reservation at a mass vaccination site, call Sapporo COVID-19 Vaccination Reservation Center(050-3684-9238) .
※As the vaccine is administered on the upper part of your arm, wear clothes that you can easily expose your shoulders.

[7] Instructions After Being Vaccinated 

Pfizer vaccine: English leaflet  Chinese  Vietnamese  Japanese  Simple Japanese 

Moderna vaccine: English leaflet  Chinese   Japanese 

Those who have the underlying medical conditions (Need registration to make a reservation)

If you have the following underlying medical conditions and wish to be vaccinated earlier, please register online.

Once you have registered, you can make a reservation at the mass vaccination site as a priority group.

  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Chronic heart disease (including hypertension)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease (liver cirrhosis, etc.)
  • Diabetes being treated with insulin or medication, or diabetes associated with other diseases
  • Blood diseases (excluding iron deficiency anemia)
  • Diseases that impair the functioning of the immune system (including malignant tumors under treatment)
  • Receiving treatment that depresses the immune system, including steroids
  • Neurological and neuromuscular diseases associated with immune abnormalities
  • Decreased body functions due to neurological or neuromuscular diseases (including breathing disorders)
  • Chromosomal abnormality
  • Severe mental and physical disabilities (severe physical disabilities and severe intellectual disabilities)
  • Sleep apnea syndrome
  • Severe mental illness (hospitalized for treatment of mental illness, holding a mental disability certificate or falling under the category of “severe and continuous” in self-supporting medical care (psychiatric hospital care)) or intellectual disabilities (holding a rehabilitation certificate)
  • Obese individuals who meet the criteria (BMI of 30 or higher)

No certificates such as medical certificates are required. A doctor will check your condition at the time of vaccination.
Registration by fax is also accepted. Please see the Sapporo City's website.
Once you receive the coupon, you can make a reservation with your family doctor or at a mass vaccination site.

Pregnant women and those who live with them aged over 16

If you are pregnant, it is advisable to get COVID-19 vaccination at the medical institution where you receive maternity checkups. Please check with the medical institution you go to.

If the medical institution you go to does not offer vaccination or they do not introduce other institutions, ask whether you can take vaccination at a mass vaccination site. Once you get the doctor's consent,  you will need to register first from the Sapporo City's online form.
After you are registered, you will be able to make a reservation at a mass vaccination site.
※If you are going to get vaccinated at a medical institution, registration is not necessary.

Those who are over 16 years old, live together with a pregnant woman and wish to get vaccinated earlier can also register from the same online formand make a reservation at a mass vaccination site.

 Inquiries on COVID-19 vaccination

Sapporo COVID-19 Vaccination Inquiry Center

TEL: 011-351-8646
【Hours:9:00-18:00 (every day including Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)】

※To prevent the spread of the virus, there is no office provided.

※Languages:Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean
Sapporo City Webiste

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare COVID-19 Vaccination Call Center

TEL:0120-761770(toll free)
【Hours:9:00-21:00 (every day including Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)】

・Japanese, English, Chines, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish:9:00-21:00

・Thai :9:00-18:00

・Vietnamese :10:00-19:00
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (Vaccine Passport) 

If you have completed two doses of vaccine in Sapporo and need a certificate for travelling overseas, you can apply for it by sending the following items by mail:

 Application form(Print and fill it out in Japanese or English)

https://www.city.sapporo.jp/2019n-cov/vaccine/documents/form.pdf

 A copy of your passport (valid one at the time of travel)

 A copy of your vaccination coupon (with vaccination stickers on)

Image: https://www.city.sapporo.jp/2019n-cov/vaccine/documents/coupon_.pdf
*These stickers will work as a certificate within Japan.

On the envelop, the following information must be written:

〒001-8405 札幌市保健福祉局ワクチン接種担当部 (Vaccination Section, Health & Welfare Bureau, City of Sapporo)

※No need to provide address, but postal code must be written. Also, please write ワクチン接種証明 申請書在中 on the enevelop if possible. 

For more details, please check City of Sapporo Website. https://www.city.sapporo.jp.e.ain.hp.transer.com/2019n-cov/vaccine/passport.html