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FAQ about the 3rd dose of the Novel Coronavirus Vaccine

  • January 31, 2022
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  • Keywords: Info, Students, Health

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Q. I have not been vaccinated against the Novel coronavirus yet. Can I get my 1st and 2nd doses at Kobe University?

A. At this time, we are only administering the 3rd dose to those who have already received 2 vaccinations. Therefore, you cannot receive your 1st and 2nd doses at Kobe University.

Q. Can I get vaccinated if I don’t have my vaccination coupon?

A. Those who have forgotten their Vaccination Coupon or who haven’t received it yet cannot be vaccinated at Kobe University’s vaccination venue (This rule has changed from when the 1st and 2nd doses were administered).

Q. Can I make a reservation even if I haven’t received my Vaccination Coupon yet?

A. Yes, you can. However, you must bring your Vaccination Coupon on the day.  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 (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: https://kobe-3rdticket-status.powerappsportals.com/).
If you have not received your Vaccination Coupon in time for your reservation, please check the following Appendix.

Q. I received my 1st and 2nd doses at a medical institution in my local area. Can I get the 3rd dose at Kobe University?

A. You can receive the 3rd dose at Kobe University if 7 months have passed since the date of your 2nd vaccination. The Moderna vaccine is administered at Kobe University’s vaccination venue.

Q. I received my 1st and 2nd doses at Kobe University. Can I receive my 3rd dose from a medical institution in my local area?

A. Yes you can. Please check your local government’s website for details.

Q. 7 months have not passed since my 2nd dose so I cannot get the 3rd dose/I won’t receive my Vaccination Coupon in time for the 3rd dose vaccination period. What should I do?

A. Information about scheduled vaccination periods in the future will be posted on the Kobe University website (TBA). Please also consider getting the 3rd dose through your local municipality.

Q. I want to cancel my reservation.

A. You cannot cancel your vaccination. Please check your class schedule and when your Vaccination Coupon is due to arrive before you make your reservation. Please contact the university if you cannot come on the vaccination day because you feel unwell.

Q. My Vaccination Coupon has been sent to my parent/guardian’s house. Which address should I write on the Pre-vaccination Screening Questionnaire- my parent/guardian’s address or the address of the student dorm/apartment where I live now?

A. The Vaccination Coupon will be sent to your registered address. Please write the address that the coupon was sent to on the questionnaire.

Q. I am registered as a resident at an address not in Kobe City. Can I still get vaccinated at Kobe University?

A. Vaccinations offered at Kobe University are intended for its students, so you can still receive your vaccination regardless of the location of your registered address in Japan. Please write your registered address on your Pre-Vaccination Screening Questionnaire.

Q. I don’t know which address to write on the Pre-vaccination Screening Questionnaire.

A. The Vaccination Coupon will be sent to your registered address. Please write the address that the coupon was sent to on the questionnaire.

Q. I am in a place far away from Kobe now and I cannot/don’t want to travel to Kobe University for my vaccination.

A. Please arrange your vaccination through the vaccination program in the area where you are now living.

Q. Will I be treated unfavorably if I don’t get vaccinated?

A. The vaccinations are voluntary, not enforced, so you will not be treated differently if you decide not to get vaccinated. The government has also issued an announcement stating that unvaccinated people should not be discriminated against.

(Student Support Division)