Vaccination Schedule chart

English Immunization Schedule presented by KNOW-VPD! as of April 2023


 Vaccination Schedule (日本小児学会推奨ワクチンスケジュール)as of April 1, 2023  (in Japanese )

Please refer to Japan Pediatric Society, to obtain up-to date information.

Note: Making a Vaccination Plan
Recommended vaccinations start at 2 months of age. Individual planning is important. Ask your pediatrician or public health nurse to help you. If you plan to leave Japan in the near future, tell your doctor or nurse.

Vaccination with multiple vaccines does not change the rate of immunity acquisition
or risk of side effects.
Interchangeability of vaccine brands/products :
Please keep using the same product. If you change the brand of vaccine, vaccination may not result in effective immunity. However completion of the series of shots should be the priority.
There are no routinely recommended intervals between vaccine doses anymore.
The exception to this is live vaccines, where you have to wait 27 days between injections of live vaccines. These minimum intervals are only to be used for catch-ups of such vaccinations as DPT-IPV, Hib, PCV, Rota, and others. For these catch-up vaccinations, please continue to keep to the recommended minimum interval schedule.

Nobuko Kawamata M.D.


“Vaccination Schedule in Japan presented by National Institute of Infectious Diseases(in Japanese)” as of Dec. 16, 2023        (NIID) 国立感染症研究所

Routine and  Temporary Vaccination Schedule in Japan revised on June 1, 2021 (in Japanese):

Vaccination Schedule in Japan revised on June 1, 2021 (in Japanese):

The Foundation of the Vaccination Research Center   Last reviewed on April 17, 2022