名古屋検疫所 | Estação de Quarentena de Nagoya | Nagoya Quarantine Station

Instruction of Yellow Fever Vaccination

In order to make reservation of vaccination of yellow fever, read following instructions and telephone to Chubu Airport Quarantine Office.

Unfortunately, English is seldom available over our phone and you are strongly recommended to get the help of an oral translator for Japanese when you call us.

For deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired preson, another instruction is below.

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Yellow fever vaccine is made from the virus of yellow fever. The virus is weakend not to cause real disease (live-attenuated vaccine).

Areas where vaccination is recommended It is recommended to get vaccination when to travel to areas at risk of yellow fever located in Africa and South America.
Detailed maps are available here.
Countries where vaccination is required It is required to get vaccination at least 10 days before to enter countries where International Certificate of yellow fever vaccination (Yellow card) is required.
Detailed information is available in "Country list" of WHO page.
Effectiveness Single shot causes preventing effect (immunity) against yellow fever after 1 to 2 weeks of vaccination. Preventing effect (immunity) is obtained in nearly 100%, that is, in all of vaccinees.
Duration of effectiveness Preventing effect (immunity) is now thought to continue for lifelong by single shot.

Yellow fever vaccine may cause mild side effects and severe side effects.

【Mild side effects】
How often happen 1 in 10 in total of following symptoms
Symptoms
  • Fever
  • Swelling, redness, itching at injected site
  • Headach
  • Dullness
  • Nausea
etc.
When to happen Within a few days after vaccination
Course Each symptom disappears spontaneously in a few days.

【Severe side effects】
How often to happen 4 to 5 in 100,000 in total of following forms
However, for the aged of 60 or older, 8 to 12 in 100,000
Forms
Symptoms
When to happen
Disorder of internal organs
  • High fever, jaundice, impaired consciousness
  • Within a few days to 3 weeks after vaccination
Disorder of brain and nerves
  • Paralysis of arms and legs, seizure and convulsion, impaired consciousness
  • Within a few days to 1 months after vaccination
Severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock)
  • Sudden urticaria, difficulty of breathing, drop of blood pressure, loss of consciousness
  • Just after vaccination, a few to 30 minutes

As mentioned above "Side effects of yellow fever vaccine", the aged of 60 or older are more likely to have severe side effects. The aged people are supposed to fully understand the risk before making the reservation.

We may not recommend (may decline) the vaccination according to vaccinee's age and disease conditions.

For more details, consult Chubu Airport Quarantine Office.

This yellow fever vaccine contains the following three ingredients:

Ingredients contained in Japan-approved yellow fever vaccine
Hen egg  Pig  Gelatine

If you have allergy against above ingredients, you should consult both of your doctor who takes care of your allergy and our doctor in charge of yellow fever vaccine.

Also you should consider enough with yourself about restriction by religious reasons.

Following people are NOT allowed to get yellow fever vaccination.
Consult Chubu Airport Quarantine Office for more details.

People who are NOT allowed to get yellow fever vaccination
  • Infant younger than 9 months old
  • Patient of diseases related to thymus
    • Myasthenia gravis
    • Patients who underwent surgery of thymus in some reason
  • Pregnant or possibly pregnant woman
  • Patient who once experienced severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock) due to yellow fever vaccine
  • In case that doctor considers cautious

Following people should consult doctor whether yellow fever vaccination is allowed or not.
Consult Chubu Airport Quarantine Office for more details.

People who should consult doctor whether yellow fever vaccination is allowed or not
  • Allergic against hen egg and/or chicken
  • Allergic against pork
  • Allergic against gelatine or jelly
  • Breast-feeding woman
    • It is allowed when stopping breast-feeding just after vaccination or when vaccinated simultaneously with her breast-fed baby of or older than 9 months
  • Patient of immunocompromised or immunodeficieny
  • Immunocompromised status due to medicine or others
    • Immunosuppressant medication
    • Steroid (corticosteroid, adrenocortical hormone)
    • Medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis, medication for Collagen diseases
    • Anti-cancer agent
    • Radiation therapy
  • Patient of Multiple Sclerosis
    • It is known that Multiple Sclerosis may worse tempolarily after yellow fever vaccination
  • In case that doctor considers inappropriate

International Certificate of yellow fever (Yellow card) will be issued on the date of vaccination.
Certificate will be valid 10 days after the vaccination.

Details about International Certificate of yellow fever (Yellow card) are illustrated here (Japanese only) or in the site of World Health Organization (WHO).

イエローカード (Japanese only)
International certificate of vaccination or prophylaxis
(World Health Organization)

Vaccination of yellow fever is provided by advance reservation only.

Reservation is available only over the phone.
Unfortunately, English is seldom available over our phone and you are strongly recommended to get the help of an oral translator for Japanese when you call us.

For deaf and hearing-impaired people, another instruction is below.

Date of vaccination Every Tuesday
  • Except for Japanese national holidays and around New Year's Day (29th Dec. through 3rd Jan.)
Time slots Two slots of meeting time:
  • 13:30 (1:30PM)
  • 15:00 (3:00PM)
Person who makes reservation
  • For aged of 18 or older, we accept reservation call exclusively from vaccinees themselves
  • Reservation call by surrogate is acceptable only for foreign language translator, and the vaccinee is required to be beside the translator during the call
  • For aged younger than 18, we accept reservation call exclusively from their guardians
Reservation call number 0569-38-8205
Chubu Airport Quarantine Office
  • We have multiple lines but may not get through in case of being busy
Application period From Monday of 4 weeks before the date of vaccination
(if Monday is holiday, the first weekday thereafter)
Until Friday of the week before the date of vaccination
(if Friday is holiday, the last weekday before)
Application hours On weekdays, from 9:00 (9AM) to 17:00 (5PM)
※Except for Japanese national holidays and around New Year's Day (29th Dec. through 3rd Jan.)
Time needed for reservation call It takes about 10 to 15 minutes per person in order to interview vaccinee's detailed health conditions. We appreciate your cooperation.
What to prepare on reservation
  • Passport
  • Medication notebook ("Okusuri techo"), or other personal health records
  • Other vaccination history or plan 1 month before and after the date of yellow fever vaccination
Send a photocopy of your passport afterward Please send a photocopy (or photo taken by smartphone) of the page of your name on your passport after reservation by e-mail or FAX:
E-mail nagoyakenekisho-chuubukeneki@mhlw.go.jp
FAX 0569-38-8194

For deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired preson, reservation by e-mail or FAX is acceptable. Send us a message and we will respond to you:

  • Reservation by e-mail or FAX is acceptable exclusively for deaf, hearing-impairment or speech-impaired person
E-mail:
FAX:
nagoyakenekisho-chuubukeneki@mhlw.go.jp
0569-38-8194

Price of vaccination of yellow fever is shown below.
Payment is available only by revenue [fiscal] stamps ("shu-nyu-in-shi") issued by Japanese Government. Both of cash and credit card is NOT acceptable. It is required to purchase a set of revenue [fiscal] stamps equal to the price at post office in advance and bring the set on the date of vaccination.

Price 17,680 JPY per person (revised on 1st October, 2019)
  • Including price of issue of yellow card
  • Same price for either of adult and child
Payment Only by Revenue [Fiscal] Stamps
("shu-nyu-in-shi" in Japanese)
  • Cash or credit card is NOT acceptable
  • Purchase at post office in advance and bring the set on the date of vaccination
  • There is a post office on the 1st floor of the Airport Terminal Building
  • For multiple vaccinees:
    Purchase in separate sets of revenue [fiscal] stamps for each of vaccinees (eg. 3 sets for 3 vaccinees);
    do not aggregate prices of multiple vaccinees

Please be punctual for the meeting time on the date of vaccination.
It takes 1 to 2 hours from arrival to the end.

Meeting time
  • Arrive by the reserved meeting time (13:30 or 15:00) at Chubu Airport Quarantine Office
  • Vaccination room is open 15 minutes before the meeting time
What to bring
  1. Passport
    • photocopy of the page of your name is also acceptable
  2. Revenue [fiscal] stamps for the price
    • separate sets for multiple vaccinees
  3. Maternal and Child Health Handbook (母子手帳) for children, or other vaccination record
    • not essential if unavailable
  4. Guardian's Agreement when the vaccinee aged of 16 or older and younger than 18 comes alone
    • see the next item for detail
Required time
  • It takes 1 to 2 hours from arrival at our office to the end
  • You are required to stay in and not allowed to leave our office for 30 minutes after vaccination
After returning home
  • No specific restriction for daily activities after vaccination
  • You may take a bath/shower, do exercise and drink alcohol. Refrain exercise too hard and keep alcohol within moderate amount

When a vaccinee aged of 16 or older and younger than 18 on the date of vaccination comes alone without accompanying guardian, it is required to bring following "Guardian's Agreement" document, as well as the vaccinee to speak Japanese completely in order to smoothly communicate about medical issues.

  • When guardian accompanies vaccinee, Guardian's Agreement is not required.
Guardian's Agreement Download this PDF and print it out
How to fill out There are both of columns to be filled in by guardian and columns to be filled in by vaccinee.
You can find how to fill out in the above PDF.
Both of guardian and vaccinee require to put signatures by each of themselves.
Bring the original document Bring the signed original agreement document on the date of vaccination; photocopy or printed version is not acceptable.
If guardian distantly lives from vaccinee, mail the document to vaccinee in advance in order that vaccinee brings it on the date.

  • Many vaccinees mistakenly come to Nagoya Quarantine Station (at Port of Nagoya).
    Vaccination is provided at Chubu Airport Quarantine Office in Chubu Centrair International Airport.

Access to Chubu Centrair International Airport is available at their official site.

Access | Chubu Centrair International Airport

Direction map inside the Airport Terminal Building is below.
It takes 5 to 10 minutes on foot from the exit of Meitetsu Train, and 10 to 20 minutes on foot from parking lots.

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