Regarding the vaccination of the new coronavirus, the national government has "not recommended at this time" because mass vaccination at school has few opportunities to explain to parents and tends to create pressure to sympathize with vaccination. We will put together a guideline to notify the whole country.

Since last month, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has been targeting public vaccinations for children aged 12 to 15 years with Pfizer's new coronavirus vaccine.

Under these circumstances, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare have compiled the current guidelines assuming that junior high school students and high school students will be vaccinated.

Among these, there are few opportunities to explain to parents about "school group inoculation" given to students at school, individual intentions for inoculation are not respected and tend to create sympathetic pressure, and poor physical condition. It is said that it is "not recommended at this time" because it may be difficult to respond in detail when it is seen after inoculation.

On the other hand, depending on the local circumstances, such as difficulty in securing an individual inoculation system, it is possible to implement it at the discretion of the municipality only when taking measures with due consideration. We require that you obtain the consent of the school, instruct them to prevent discrimination and bullying, and set it after school or on holidays instead of doing it during class so that it will not be virtually compulsory.

The government plans to notify this guideline nationwide as early as the 22nd.