City of Sapporo > Beginning October 1, children under 1 year of age can receive free Hepatitis B vaccination.

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Update:October 14, 2016

Beginning October 1, children under 1 year of age can receive free Hepatitis B vaccination.

Beginning October 1, children born after April 1st 2016 and are currently under 1 year of age are eligible for the Hepatitis B vaccination. The Hep B vaccination is required to be taken in three doses before the age of 1 year old.

※ In case children take Hep B vaccination in conjunction with Anti-HBs human immunoglobulin in order to prevent mother-to-child transmission, it will be covered by the health insurance plan you subscribe to and exempt from routine immunization.

Venue

Designated medical offices

※ Medical offices offering the vaccine will be available on the Sapporo City homepage from 20th September. Please contact the medical office beforehand, in case reservation is necessary.

Number of times

3 times (If the child has already received part of the Hep B vaccination before September 2016, only the remaining vaccinations will be free.)

※ Vaccination interval between the first and second vaccinations is more than 27 days, the interval between the first and third vaccinations is more than 139 days and the interval between the second and third vaccinations is more than 6 days.

※ Average age for vaccination is from 2 months to 9 months after birth.

Contact

Sapporo City Call Center

011(222)4894