What vaccinations are required in countries you have lived in, or will live in in the future? Many governments require that children have vaccinations before they go to school or kindergarten.You can find these information in the WHO website here.             Nobuko Kawamata M.D. For information access: http://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/toko/medi/(Japanese) http://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/toko/medi/(Translated...

As of April 1, 2016 JPE vaccination is now routine which will be given free of charge for children of certain ages in Hokkaido Children born between April 2, 1995 and April 1, 2007 who did not receive the phase 1 and 2 vaccinations, due to...

Non-Routine Vaccines:Price Mumps vaccine : given twice after the age of 1 years and at 4-6 years of age・・・・¥5,400/shot×2  Influenza Vaccine: Given yearly before winter approaches Twice for children aged between 6 months and 12 years・・・・¥2,160/ shot×2  Once for children over 13 years・・・・・・¥2,600  Hepatitis A vaccine : Given...

Routine vaccination Children of certain ages are given free vaccination for measles and rubella. Because children are most likely to be infected with measles and rubella at the age of 1 to 2 years, we recommend you have your child vaccinated (Phase 1) as early as possible...

Rubella, also known as German measles, is spreading rapidly. It is feared that the contagious disease, which is rampant in the Tokyo and Kansai regions, will become pandemic throughout the country. The greatest problem is that mothers-to-be infected by the rubella virus may give birth to...

Don't forget to have DT vaccination. A child upon reaching the age of 11 or 12 is eligible for DT vaccination available at the designated hospital or clinic for free. To find out the nearest hospital or clinic, call Sapporo city Contact Center at 011-222-4894(7 days a week, from...

What is influenza?Influenza starts with a feeling of being really sick all over, mainly infects the respiratory organs, is highly contagious and prevalent in winter. There are 3 types of influenza A ,B and C. Recently, most seasonal outbreaks are caused by two of the...

The Cervical Cancer Vaccine ● Cervical cancer is caused by certain carcinogenic (cancer causing) types of the sexually transmitted Human Papillomavirus (HPV) ● Of these types over 70% of women who develop cervical cancer in their 20s and 30s are found to be infected with HPV 16 and 18. ● The...