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FAQ about the Novel Coronavirus Workplace Vaccine (Boosters)

  • January 31, 2022
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 Updated on September 30, 2022

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

A. At this time, we are only vaccinating those who have already received 2 vaccinations. The type of vaccine we are administrating is different, so 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 as there were many people who did not submit the coupon).

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. If you have not received your Vaccination Coupon in time for your reservation, 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 from one of their previous doses into the following app: https://kobe-3rdticket-status.powerappsportals.com/).


Q. I received my 1st and 2nd doses at a medical institution in my local area. Can I get the 3rd or 4th dose at Kobe University?

A. You can receive the 3rd or 4th dose at Kobe University if 5 months have passed since the date of your last novel coronavirus vaccination. The booster vaccine administered at Kobe University’s vaccination venue is for the Omicron BA.1 variant. For reference, please see the following link (in Japanese).

Q. I received my 1st and 2nd doses at Kobe University. Can I receive my 3rd or 4th dose from a medical institution in my local area?

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

Q. 5 months have not passed since my last dose so I cannot get the booster/I won’t receive my Vaccination Coupon in time for the booster vaccination period. What should I do?

A. You cannot receive your vaccination at Kobe University this time. Please check your local municipality’s vaccination program.

Q. I want to cancel my reservation.

A. We order the vaccines according to the number of reservations, therefore you cannot cancel your dose of the vaccine. 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 and staff, 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. After the Vaccination Coupon arrived I moved house. I have also changed my address on my Certificate of Residence.

A. The address on your Vaccination Coupon must be the same as the address on your Certificate of Residence. Please contact the local government of where you are now resident to request a new coupon.

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)