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Cervical Cancer Vaccinations

Final update date April 23, 2021

Based on the recommendation of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (outside site), we do not currently actively recommend vaccination for cervical cancer.
※Information on vaccinations for first-year junior high school students is postponed based on the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

On October 9, 2020, in order to further enhance the provision of information for those who are subject to regular vaccination and their parents to consider and judge vaccination for cervical cancer prevention vaccine, the national vaccine Has been revised to include information on effectiveness and safety.
The period during which regular vaccinations can be given at public expense (free) is from the sixth grade of elementary school to the first grade of high school.
Please read the following leaflet when considering or wishing to inoculate.
※The leaflets are as of October 2020. Please see Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare HP (outside site) for the latest version.

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Leaflet

To those who are considering vaccination

To those who have been vaccinated

For healthcare professionals

Important news for girls and parents equivalent to 6th grade to 1st year of high school [Summary version]

Important news (detailed version) for girls and parents equivalent to 6th grade elementary school students to 1st grade high school students


For children and parents who have received the cervical cancer prevention vaccine


For healthcare professionals


Leaflet: "Important news for girls and parents equivalent to 6th grade to 1st year of high school [Summary version]" (PDF: 3,221KB)
Leaflet: "Important news for girls and parents equivalent to 6th grade to 1st year of high school [Detailed version]" (PDF: 4,379KB)

Leaflet: "To children and parents who have received the cervical cancer prevention vaccine" (PDF: 1,297KB)Leaflet: "To medical professionals-Inoculation of cervical cancer prevention vaccine-" (PDF: 1,804KB)

※If symptoms such as persistent pain occur after vaccination with the cervical cancer prevention vaccine,
Please talk with Health and Safety Division (Phone: 045-671-4190).

Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is a cancer that forms at the entrance of the uterus (cervical) and is found to be mostly caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.
It has been reported that most women become infected once in a lifetime. Most infections are naturally eliminated, but may lead to some cancers after 5 to 10 years. In addition, the age of onset is increasing in the 20s and 30s. (Submission: Vaccinations (Source of Source)

Subject to regular vaccination

6th grade elementary school students to 1st grade high school students
(Women born between April 2, 2005 and April 1, 2010)

Types of vaccines

There are two types of cervical cancer prevention vaccines: Servarix and Gardasil.
Both vaccines are effective in preventing cervical cancer.
In addition, please be careful as kind of vaccine cannot change after inoculation start.

Servarix (2 price)
Effect: Of human papillomavirus, which accounts for 60-70% of the causes of cervical cancer,
Prevents type 16 and type 18 infection.
Vaccination interval: booster shot (three times in total) about one month and six months after counting from initial vaccinations day

Gardasil (4-valent)
Effect: Of human papillomavirus, which accounts for 60-70% of the causes of cervical cancer,
Prevents type 16 and type 18 infection.
Of human papillomavirus, which accounts for 90% of the causes of condyloma acuminatum,
Prevents type 6 or 11 infection.
Vaccination interval: booster shot (three times in total) approximately two and six months after initial vaccinations (three times in total)

※The cervical cancer prevention vaccine covers all HPV (human papillomavirus) that causes cervical cancer.
We do not respond. (Vaccinations cannot prevent the onset of cervical cancer 100%).

For this reason, it is important to have regular cancer screening after the age of 20.

How to receive the vaccination and precautions at the time of vaccination

Preliminary consultation slips for free vaccinations will be distributed at Health and Welfare Center or Cooperating Medical Institutions for free vaccination.
When receiving distribution, maternal and child health handbook and insurance card of person receiving inoculation (Address's maternal and child health handbook and insurance card, etc.
Documents that can be confirmed).
For first-year junior high school girls who recommend vaccination, a pre-examination voucher will be sent individually along with guidance on vaccination.
Due to the notification of the government, the active recommendation has been withheld, so individual sending has been postponed.

Routine immunization must be accompanied by a guardian in principle.
If parents cannot be accompanied, leaflet: We read "important news [detailed version] to girl and protector equivalent to elementary school sixth grader-high school first year" (PDF: 4,379KB) (PDF), effect of vaccine, effect of vaccine, After having fully understood risk about vaccination and precautions after vaccination, please bring "pre-examination vote" and "inoculation consent form" which protector signed to Cooperating Medical Institutions.

∇Requirements for inoculation without a guardian
(1)The person receiving the vaccination must be at least 13 years old.
(2)Parents fully understand the vaccination and meet the following items:
・Parents select the vaccine and circle the selection field (two or four values) at the top right of the pre-examination card.
・Parents are answering the questions on the pre-examination vote.
・Signed in the parent's self-signed column of the pre-examination and consent form.
Cervical Cancer Prevention Vaccine Vaccinations: 86KB)

Notice after vaccination

After vaccination, the injection may swell or hurt. In addition, side reactions such as fainting appear after inoculation.
As there is, we observe in Cooperating Medical Institutions for about 30 minutes after inoculation, and when moving after inoculation,
Parents should be accompanied by holding their arms.
Avoid intense exercise on the day, and if there is any abnormal reaction or physical condition at the site of vaccination, see a doctor immediately.
Please refer to Health and Safety Division about health damage relief measures by vaccination.

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