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Update:November 17, 2016

Childbirth

 

Type of vaccine

Age limit for vaccination

Doses

Vaccination venue

BCG

Within 1 year after birth

1

Ward Health Center

DPT-IPV

Primary series

Between 3 months to 7 years and 6 months after birth

3

Designated medical offices

*Information available at the Sapporo City Call Center

(TEL: 222-4894)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Booster in the primary series

Between 3 months to 7 years and 6 months after birth (12-18 months after the first vaccination)

1

DT

Secondary series

Between 11-13 years of age

MR (Measles-rubella)

Primary series

Between 12-24 months after birth

Secondary series

Between 5 and 7 years of age, a year before your child begins to attend elementary school

Hibs

Between 2 months-5 years after birth

*Numbers of doses depend on the age of the first vaccination

1-4

Pneumococcal vaccine for infants and young children

Between 2 months-5 years after birth

*Numbers of doses depend on the age of the first vaccination.

1-4

Cervical cancer prevention

Girls in the age range of 6th graders to first years of high school

3

Chickenpox

Ages 1, 2

2

Japanese encephalitis

Primary series

Between 6 months to 7 years and 6 months after birth

2

Booster in the primary series

Between 6 months to 7 years and 6 months after birth

1

Secondary series

Between 9 and 13 years of age

1

Hepatitis B (Available from October 2016)

Under one year of age (Only applicable to infants born after April 2016)

3

Birth notification/resident registration (shussho todoke/juumin toroku)

The ward office (page. http://www.city.sapporo.jp/city/english/facilities.html#page-city-hall) must be notified of births, and newborn babies must be registered as residents (page. http://www.city.sapporo.jp/city/english/legal-procedures/births_deaths_marriages.html).

Reporting to the health center

Inform your local health center of the birth by mailing the postcard contained in the maternal and child health handbook.
A maternity nurse from the health center visits homes to check on the development of the child and offer consultation on childcare and explanations of child checkups conducted at the center.

Child checkups/inoculation (kenko shindan/yobo sesshu)

Children can receive free regular medical examinations and vaccinations (BCG) to protect their health at the health center. (Vaccinations for diseases aside from BCG can be given at a designated medical office.)

Childcare classes

The center also conducts classes teaching how to manage children’s health, how to play with children, and children’s nutrition, as well as general classes that can be enjoyed by both parent and child, refresh courses for parents and more.

Lump-sum birth allowance (shussan ikuji ichijikin)

Those covered under the National Health Insurance Program (page. http://www.city.sapporo.jp/city/english/medical-welfare/insurance.html) are eligible to receive a lump-sum birth allowance of \420,000 per child (\390,000 if given birth at a medical facility not registered for the Japan Obstetric Compensation System for Cerebral Palsy (sanka iryouhoshou seido) or gave birth less than 22 weeks of pregnancy if birth occurred before or duirng December 2014, or \404,00 if the birth occurred during or after January 2015). This can be applied for at the relevant ward office (page. http://www.city.sapporo.jp/city/english/facilities.html#page-city-hall). Please contact your residing ward office (page. http://www.city.sapporo.jp/city/english/facilities.html#page-city-hall) for details.
Those belonging to the health insurance program offered by their employer can apply for benefits at the workplace.

Child medical assistance program (kodomo iryohi josei seido)

Medical expense payments are reduced for those with children that have not reached the age of completing junior high school that are covered under a public health insurance p rogram. The self-pay ratio is determined by the age of the children and the level of parental income (no reduction is applied if income exceeds a certain level). For elementary and junior high school children, the program only applies to their medical expenses from hospitalization or home-visit nursing care.
Apply at the ward office (page. http://www.city.sapporo.jp/city/english/facilities.html#page-city-hall) beforehand to receive a child medical care card (kodomo iryohi jukyusha-sho) which must be presented along with the health insurance card to receive medical care at hospitals.

Child allowance (jidou teate)

Child allowances are offered to those raising children up until the first March 31 after the child’s 15th birthday. The allowance will be issued the month following the completion of application procedures (there are income-based limitations).Visit your residing ward office for details (page. http://www.city.sapporo.jp/city/english/facilities.html#page-city-hall).