2021 Elderly person influenza vaccination

Influenza vaccination for the elderly is from October 1, 2020 to January 31, 2023

In ward, we carry out influenza vaccination targeting at elderly people. We will send a "pre-examination slip/notice/list of medical institutions" to those who are eligible in early October (The post office will post it in order *It may take about a week from sending to posting depending on the postal situation) .

Vaccinations are available until January 31, 2020 (Tuesday).

If you would like to be vaccinated, please contact the Koto Ward Senior Citizens Influenza Call Center (0570-0666-88) to request the reissuance of the vaccination slip.

Eligible people, vaccination method, vaccination cost, etc.

1 Grant recipient

Those who have a resident card in Koto Ward as of the date of vaccination and fall under the following

(1) Persons aged 65 and over (those who will turn 65 by December 31, 2022)
If you are currently 64 years old, the day before your 65th birthday If you do not, you will not be able to receive the subsidy.

(2) Persons aged 60 or over and under 65 who have a Physical Disability Certificate Level 1 and who have impaired heart, kidney, or respiratory function or immune function due to human immunodeficiency virus (December 31, 2022) Those who will be 60 years old by the date)

If you are currently 59 years old, the day before your 60th birthday Otherwise, you will not be able to receive assistance.

Those affected will be notified individually.

2 Subsidy period/number of times

Once between October 1, 2022 and January 31, 2023

3 Inoculation site

Koto City Vaccination Medical Institutions or 22 Ward Medical Institutions Other than Koto Ward

  → "Koto Ward vaccination implementation medical institution list" (PDF: 268KB)

4 Subsidies for expenses

Full subsidy (free) *Limited to 2022

5 Inoculation method

(1) Fill in the necessary items on the “Elderly Influenza Vaccination Preliminary Examination Sheet” and bring it to the medical institution where you will receive the vaccination.

(2) When receiving vaccinations, please bring something that can confirm your age and address, such as a health insurance card.

1. Some medical institutions require appointments and have fixed days of the week for vaccinations, so please check with the medical institution in advance.

2. If you wish to be vaccinated in the 22 wards other than Koto Ward, please contact the department in charge of vaccination in each ward or the desired medical institution.

If you receive vaccinations in municipalities other than the 23 wards, there is no subsidy from the ward. Please contact the medical institution where you will receive the vaccination or the municipality where it is located.
In addition, a "Vaccination Implementation Request Form" may be required from municipalities, facilities, hospitals, etc. where you are vaccinated.

If you would like "Influenza vaccination implementation request book issuance application" (PDF: 64KB) Please print, fill out, and mail to the address below. About a week after the mail arrives, we will send you a "Vaccination Request Form".

*The “Vaccination Implementation Request Form” is only to clarify where responsibility lies in the unlikely event that a vaccination accident such as a side reaction occurs. to help with This is not a guarantee.

mailing address

Koto Ward Public Health Center, Health Prevention Division, Infectious Disease Control strategist
2-1-1 Toyo, Koto-ku, 135-0016

Subsidies for vaccination costs for evacuees in the Tohoku region

Even those who have evacuated to Koto Ward from areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and have not registered as residents in Koto Ward will be subsidized for vaccination costs.

For more information “Elderly Influenza Vaccination Subsidies for Inoculation Costs (Evacuees in the Tohoku Region)” Please refer to the.

What is Influenza

Influenza is caused by infection with the influenza virus. A person who has the flu sheds the virus when they cough or sneeze, and then inhales it.
Typical flu symptoms include sudden high fever, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, cough and runny nose. Compared to the common cold, systemic symptoms are stronger, and in some cases, bronchitis and pneumonia can be complicated and become severe.

About influenza vaccination

  • Influenza vaccination cannot completely suppress the onset of the disease, but it has a certain effect in preventing aggravation.
  • It takes about 2 weeks for people to develop resistance to influenza after receiving the vaccination, and the effect is said to be about 5 months.
  • Elderly people are said to be sufficiently effective with one vaccination.

before getting vaccinated

1 General note

If you have any concerns or questions about vaccinations, ask your doctor, nurse, or public health center before receiving vaccinations. If you are not fully convinced, do not receive the vaccination.
The immunization questionnaire is important information for the doctor who vaccinates to determine whether the recipient can be vaccinated or not. Please fill out responsibly and pass on the correct information to the immunization doctor.

2 Those who cannot be vaccinated

(1) Those who clearly have a fever (generally when the body temperature is 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher)

(2) Those who are clearly suffering from a serious acute illness (If you are acutely ill and need to take medicine, you may not be able to understand the subsequent changes in your illness, so please refrain from It is a principle to postpone.)

(3) Those who have had an allergic reaction to the ingredients contained in the influenza vaccination

(4) In addition, if the doctor determines that the condition is inappropriate

3 Those who need to consult with their family doctor often when receiving vaccinations

(1) Persons with underlying diseases such as cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, liver disease, blood disease, and developmental disorders

(2) Those who have had symptoms suspected of allergies such as fever, rash, hives, etc. within 2 days after receiving an influenza vaccination before.

(3) Those who have ever had a convulsion

(4) Those who have been previously diagnosed with immunodeficiency and those who have a close relative with congenital immunodeficiency

(5) Persons with bronchial asthma

(6) Those who have been told that they are allergic to the ingredients of influenza vaccinations, chicken eggs, chicken, or other chicken-derived ingredients.

Precautions after receiving vaccination

(1) Sudden side effects may occur within 30 minutes after vaccination. Make sure you can get in touch with your doctor (medical institution) as soon as possible.

(2) Many of the side effects appear within 24 hours, so pay attention to your physical condition during this time.

(3) You can take a bath, but do not rub the inoculated area strongly.

(4) On the day of the vaccination, you can continue your normal life, but avoid strenuous exercise and heavy drinking.

Side effects of influenza vaccination

The injection site may become reddish, swollen, or painful, and you may experience a slight fever, chills, headache, and general malaise, but usually within 2 to 3 days. It will heal.
In addition, there have been reports of symptoms such as fever, headache, convulsion, motor disturbance, and disturbance of consciousness appearing within a few days to two weeks after vaccination.
Although very rare, shock, hives, and difficulty breathing may occur.

If a side reaction occurs

In rare cases, serious side effects may occur after vaccination. Also, other illnesses can happen to occur at the same time as vaccinations.
After receiving the vaccination, if the vaccinated site becomes severely swollen with pain and fever, hives all over the body, repeated vomiting, poor complexion, decreased blood pressure, high fever, etc., consult a doctor (medical institution). Please give me.

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Koto Ward Elderly Influenza Call Center

Phone 0570-0666-88 FAX 03-3647-7068

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Health Department (Public Health Center) Health Prevention Division Infectious Disease Control Section

2-1-1 Toyo, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0016

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