In order to protect your babies from communicable diseases, City of Funabashi provides the following preventive vaccinations

1) Polio

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Age of babies/infants : From 3 months to under 90 months. (Advisable to finish by 18 months old)

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Times of inoculation : Twice with at least 6 monthsf interval.

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Place & Date of inoculation : At 25 Kominkans/Public Health Centers/other places designated by City for 13-14 days each in January, April and September. You can pick up place & date suitable to you. For further details please contact Kenko Kanri-ka of City Hall at 047-436-2414 or see Funabashi Cityfs Home Page.
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2) Diphtheria, Whooping Cough & Tetanus (combined immunizations)

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Age : Same as 1).

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Times : 4 (3 times at interval of 3-8 weeks; advisable to finish by 12 months old, and another at interval of 12-18 months).

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Place & Date : All the year round at about 230 designated hospital/clinics in Funabashi, Ichikawa, Narashino & Kamagaya Cities subject to prior appointment (list of designated hospitals/clinics available at Kenko Kanri-ka or on Cityfs Home Page).
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3) Measles

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Age : From 12 months to under 90 months. (Advisable to finish by 24 months old)

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Times : Once.

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Place & Date : Same as 2).
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4) German Measles (Rubella)

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Age : Same as 3). (Advisable to finish by 36 months old)

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Times: Once after having measlesf vaccination

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Place & Date : Same as 2).

5) Japanese Encephalitis

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Age : From 36 months to under 90 months.

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Times : 3 (2 times at interval of 4 weeks; advisable to get shots in May`July, and another one after 12 monthsf interval).

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Place & Date : Same as 2).

6) Tuberculosis (BCG)

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Age : From 3 months to under 48 months. (Advisable to finish by 12 months old)

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Times : 1 (At first a tuberculin test is conducted, and BCG shot will be given to the children with negative result).

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Place & Date : Same as 2).

Notes:

  1. Should be citizens of Funabashi or foreign residents registered at Funabashi City.

  2. Free of charge.

  3. In case registration of your baby is completed within 3 months of his/her birth at Funabashi City, Yoshin-hyo (a Preliminary Examination Slip) and other documents will be sent from the City Government. Otherwise please ask for them by mail or come to Kenko Kanri-ka at City Hall.

  4. If the parent or the guardian has difficulty in Japanese, please ask for assistance at Foreign Residentsf Advisory Service (Tel. 047-436-2953 on Monday s & Friday s 10:00`16:00) or International Relations Section(Tel. 047-436-2083) at City Hall.