Additional July Reservations: About coronavirus booster vaccinations (3rd dose) at Kobe University

  • June 15, 2022
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  • Keywords: Info, Students, Health


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To all staff and students,

Updated on June 9: Additional reservation slots available on July 8 and 11.
Updated on April 21:Reservation deadline extended to midday on Monday April 25.
Updated on April 13:Additional reservation slots available on April 27 & 28. Please see below for more information.

The novel coronavirus vaccinations are voluntary. Before making a reservation, please read the entire text below and make sure that you agree with its contents.

Your status as a student will not be affected regardless of whether or not you are vaccinated. In addition, please do not discriminate against others based on their vaccination status.


Only the novel coronavirus vaccination booster (3rd dose) will be offered at Kobe University this time. We will not vaccinate those who haven’t received the 1st and 2nd dose.

Those who received their 1st and 2nd dose at a different venue (eg. at a mass vaccination venue) can receive their 3rd dose at Kobe University.

Family members of Kobe University students/staff who are over 18 and have received their 3rd dose vaccination coupon can also receive this booster at Kobe University.

You can make a reservation even if you haven’t received your vaccination coupon yet. Please make sure to bring it with you on the day.

IMPORTANT: You cannot cancel your reservation. Please contact the Student Support Center if there are unavoidable circumstances.

FAQ about the 3rd dose of the Novel Coronavirus Vaccine  

Vaccine to be administered:


Recipients (must fulfill the criteria in points 1~3 below):

1. Students of Kobe University (all students who wish to be vaccinated at Kobe University, including research students, auditing students and international students), Kobe University faculty and staff, visiting researchers, unpaid researchers conducting activities at the university, co-op staff etc.
Family members of the above who have received their third Vaccination Coupon and are over 18 (reached 18 years old as of April 1, 2022).
2. Those who received their 2nd dose over 5 months prior to the date for their 3rd dose (i.e. those who had their 2nd dose by February 7 2022).
3. Those who can bring the Vaccination Coupon for their 3rd dose on the day.

Venue (For July):

Kobe University Graduate School of Science Building Z Rooms 201 and 202 (Address: 1-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501). Please check the Map.

Explanation about the vaccine (Please read carefully before receiving your vaccination)

*This section will be updated with the English version when it becomes available from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. For reference, please see the English version of the information about the 1st and 2nd doses of the Moderna vaccination: PDF.

Vaccination Period:

Friday July 8, 2022 (13:30~16:30)
Monday July 11, 2022 (9:30~11:30)

Caution: Please thoroughly read the files in the [Explanation about the vaccine] section above. When choosing your vaccination date, please take your schedule and the predicted arrival of your vaccination coupon from the local government into account. (Bear in mind that you may experience side effects some days after receiving the vaccination.)

How to apply:

Reservations can only be made through the online reservation system.

Please make your reservation  here.

The deadline for reservations is July 4 (Monday) at 17:00.

You can make a reservation even if you haven’t received your vaccination coupon yet. However you must bring the coupon on the day of your vaccination, so please check the vaccination coupon mailing schedule on your local government’s homepage etc. before making a reservation. Residents of Kobe City can find out when the Coupon should arrive by typing the vaccination coupon number of their 1st or 2nd dose into the following app:

Note: You won't be able to get your vaccination if you have forgotten your Coupon or it didn't arrive in time (this rule has changed from the 1st and 2nd dose vaccination sessions at Kobe University). 

Please be aware that you will not be able to make a reservation if all the slots have been taken. It is also not possible to be put on a waiting list for cancelled slots.

It will take around 1 hour to receive your vaccination. Depending on the situation, you may have to wait longer at the reception than the time period specified in your reservation.

Example of a date as shown on the Reservation System: 「7/8 (Fri)10:00-」

In this example, 10:00 is the reception time. Please make sure you are at the vaccination venue by then.

When you cannot be vaccinated on the day due to feeling unwell

Please email the appropriate address below (please replace [at] with the @ sign):

Students   Student Support Center, Student Affairs Department  stdnt-vaccine [at]
 Faculty and Staff  Personnel Division, General Affairs Department  gnrl-kenkoanzen [at]

Precautions on the day

  • The vaccine will be administered by an intramuscular injection in your shoulder. Please wear a T-shirt or other clothing that you can roll up to your shoulder.
  • Those who are clearly unwell cannot receive the vaccination (i.e those who have a body temperature of 37.5°C or higher on the day. This parameter may be different for those who normally have a low body temperature).

Things to bring

  • Vaccination Coupon issued by the local government of the area where you are a registered resident (Either A or B below. The format varies depending on the local government) (*1):
    A. Combined Vaccination Coupon and Pre-vaccination Screening Questionnaire, Proof of Vaccination (*2)
    B. Vaccination Coupon, Pre-vaccination Screening Questionnaire, Proof of Vaccination (*2)
  • Confirmation of your current address (e.g. either your My Number Card, Driving License, Residence card or Social Insurance Card).
  • Student ID (students only)

(*1) Please check the homepage of the local government of the area where you are a registered resident to find out when your vaccination voucher is due to arrive.

(*2) The ‘Proof of Vaccination’ form will be sent out along with your Vaccination Coupon. On the day of your vaccination, a sticker showing the batch number of your 3rd dose will be attached to the ‘Proof of Vaccination’ document, and it will serve as a record of your vaccination history.

Post-vaccination Precautions

  • Please wait at the venue for 15-30 minutes after receiving your vaccination in case you experience any immediate aftereffects.
  • Please keep the injection site clean. You may take a bath on the day of vaccination but please take care not to scratch the injection site.
  • Please avoid doing any strenuous exercise or drinking alcohol on the days you receive your vaccination doses.
  • If you experience any side effects after receiving the vaccination (such as fever, muscle pain or joint pain), you may take acetaminophen (fever-reducing medicine) such as Tylenol or Calonal, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Loxonin. It is not recommended to take these medicines before side-effects occur. We recommend that you prepare your own medication in advance in case you need it.
  • The university will not issue vaccination certificates on request. Therefore, please store your ‘Proof of Vaccination’ in a safe place.

What to do if you are unable to attend classes etc. due to side effects

Please inform the faculty member in charge of the class if you are unable to attend due to vaccination side effects. If the faculty member asks, please show them your ‘Proof of Vaccination’ with the 3rd dose seal attached.


Students   Student Support Center, Student Affairs Department  stdnt-vaccine [at]
 Faculty and Staff  Personnel Division, General Affairs Department  gnrl-kenkoanzen [at]
 Regarding classes Academic Affairs section of Faculty/Graduate School Please find the email addresses for each Faculty/Graduate School at the bottom of their respective pages: Faculty list, Graduate School list

Before sending your email, please replace [at] with the @ sign.