Vaccinations given only at Public Health Centers in Sapporo City free of charge
BCG vaccine : given once at 5 months (between the age of 5 months and 7) should be under 12 months of age.
Routine Vaccinations given at hospitals and clinics of your choice
Vaccinations are free for children by following recommended vaccination schedule
|DPT-IPV||given 4 times,
between the ages of 3 months and 7.5 years
( ¥ 11880/shot for people >7.5 years old)
IPV only: ¥ 9720×4
(Measles and rubella)
|given twice: between the ages of 12 and 23 months and around the age of 6 years (during the year before admission to elementary school)|
Hib vaccine is available only for children under 5 years old.
(Pneumococcal vaccine 13)
PCV vaccine is available only for children under 5 years old.
(Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine) updated in 2016!
|given to junior high school students and first year high school students in Sapporo-city free of charge.
There are 2 types of the vaccine, Cervarix and Gardasil.
Cervarix: given three times, at 0, +1 month and 6months.
Gadasil: given three times at 0, +2 months and 6months.( ¥ 16,200/ shot for people not eligible)
Cervarix is available only for females between 10 and 45 years old, and Gardasil for females/males between 9 and 26 years old.
|Chicken Pox vaccine||given twice starting after 1 year of age, at an interval of 4-12months. ( ¥ 8100×2 for people not eligible)|
|Japanese Encephalitis vaccine
updated in 2016!
|given 4 times, available from 6 months old, recommended for over 3 years old.
*Vaccine immunization for people 20 years of age and older is voluntary. Three shots will establish primary immunization, and it is followed by a booster shot every 4- 5 years. This is an inactivated vaccination which does not establish permanent immunization. ¥5,940 for each shot.
|Hepatitis B vaccine
updated in 2016!
|Given 3 times at least 3 weeks apart.
HBvaccine is available only for children under 12 months old.
Non-Routine Vaccines: Prices are listed in the table below
|Mumps vaccine||given twice after the age of 1year and at 4-6 years of age :
|Influenza Vaccine||given yearly before winter arrives. twice for children between the age of 6 months and 12 years : ¥ 2,160/ shot×2
once for children over 13 years old : ¥ 2,700
|Hepatitis A vaccine||given twice at two weeks interval.
A third shot after 6 months is recommended. Available for children over 12 months. : ¥ 5,400/ shot×3
|Anti-Rotavirus vaccines||Rotarix: ¥ 14,040×2
Rotarix and Rotateq are available. Rotarix requires two oral intakes, while Rotateq requires three oral intakes. Both should be given between 2 and 5 months of age,4 weeks apart.
*The prices listed here are those of Kin-ikyo Kikusui Kodomo Clinic.
Refer to “The Foundation of the Vaccination Research Center” for details.
“Vaccination and Children’s Health.pdf”
Vaccines not normally available in Japan.
(♦ :Some are available only at special hospitals: Please consult your pediatrician if you would like to have more information.)
♢OPV(Oral Polio vaccine, not available in Japan anymore)
♢ Herpes zoster vaccine “Zostavax”(Varisella vaccine is available.) updated in 2016!
♢Tick-borne encephalitis vaccine
♢Yellow fever vaccine (available at OTARU Quarantine Station)
Antibodies to RS virus
five times for one season, available only for persons in special conditions free of charge.
Available only for prematurely born (<36 weeks GA) babies, for those with chronic lung and/or heart diseases, for those with Down syndrome and for those with immunological insufficiency.
Keiko Fukuyama M.D. & Nobuko Kawamata M.D.