Inoculation began on the 24th at the large-scale inoculation center for the new coronavirus vaccine set up by the government in Tokyo and Osaka.

A total of 7,500 people will be vaccinated at both venues on the 24th, and the government says that it will eventually be possible to inoculate up to 15,000 people in one day, and the vaccination of elderly people will be completed by the end of July. I would like to accelerate the inoculation toward the realization of.

Large-scale government vaccination centers operated by the Self-Defense Forces have been set up in Otemachi, Tokyo and Kita-ku, Osaka, and vaccination began after 8 am in both cases.

The people who will be vaccinated on the 24th are the elderly people aged 65 and over who live in the 23 wards of the Tokyo venue and the Osaka city of the Osaka venue, and who can make reservations on the Internet in advance. There will be a total of 7,500 people, including 2500 people.

The modelna vaccine is used, and the Ministry of Defense dispatches about 180 SDF personnel qualified as doctors and nurses to the Tokyo venue and about 100 to the Osaka venue, and cooperates with private nurses. I will also get it and proceed with the inoculation.

State Minister of Defense Nakayama, who visited the venue in Osaka on the 23rd, said, "We have confirmed that we are in a perfect position. We will do our best to make the most of our experience."

In addition, the second reservation will be accepted on the 24th, and among the elderly people aged 65 and over, the coverage will be expanded to the entire area of ​​Tokyo in Tokyo, the entire area of ​​Osaka prefecture in Osaka, around 11:00 am in Tokyo, and in the afternoon in Osaka. From around 1 o'clock, we are planning to accept reservations for a total of 105,000 people from the 31st of this month to the 6th of next month.

The government will eventually expand the target area to Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, and Kanagawa in 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures, and Osaka venue in 2 prefectures and 1 prefecture in Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo, with 10,000 people in Tokyo and Osaka. It is said that it will be possible to inoculate up to 15,000 people a day in total for 5,000 people, and we would like to accelerate the inoculation toward the completion of inoculation for the elderly by the end of July.

Avoid confusion with Moderna's vaccine

The government will use Moderna's vaccine at the large-scale inoculation centers that will be opened in Tokyo and Osaka from the 24th, and at the large-scale inoculation venues that Miyagi, Gunma, and Aichi prefectures will set up independently. The same measures will be taken when a government-designated city establishes a large-scale inoculation venue.

On the other hand, Pfizer's vaccine will continue to be used at the inoculation venues implemented by each municipality.

The government explains that the interval between the first and second vaccinations is 4 weeks for Moderna and 3 weeks for Pfizer, which is a response to avoid confusion.

If there is a vaccine left, it will be a private nurse

If there is a surplus vaccine due to cancellation, etc., the Ministry of Defense will give priority to private nurses who are inoculation-related work at the venue and staff of private companies outsourced to guide and accept the venue in both Tokyo and Osaka. It is a policy to inoculate.

A total of 200 private nurses and private company staff are assigned at the venues in Tokyo and Osaka. At the Tokyo venue, there are 110 private nurses, 130 private company staff, and at the Osaka venue. Means that 90 private nurses and 70 private company staff are assigned daily.

In many cases, SDF personnel called "medical officers" and "nurses" who are qualified as doctors and nurses have already been vaccinated, but the SDF personnel who manage the venue have hardly been vaccinated. Therefore, if there is a surplus of vaccine, I would like to use it for inoculation to these members.

The Ministry of Defense says that it will systematically inoculate the vaccine so that it will not be left over as much as possible, and will take measures to prevent the vaccine from being wasted even if it is left over.

What is the Tokyo Large-scale Inoculation Center?

Among the large-scale inoculation centers for the new coronavirus vaccine set up by the government, the venue in Tokyo was set up in the Joint Government Building No. 3 in Otemachi.

Upon arriving at the venue, the person receiving the vaccination will first measure and accept the temperature in the outdoor prefabricated building and then enter the government building.

Vaccination sites are located on the 2nd, 4th, 7th, and 10th floors of the Joint Government Building, and each floor completes the flow of vaccination.

Of these, the second floor is a place for people who need more consideration, such as those who have a serious underlying illness and who take time to determine whether or not vaccination is possible, or those who live in wheelchairs. The floors are divided so that

When you arrive at each floor by elevator, the first thing you do is check the "preliminary examination slip".

In addition to your name, date of birth, and contact information, you will be asked if it is your first vaccination and if you are feeling sick, it will be written without omission.

After that, you will enter each booth and be interviewed by a doctor.

The interview is conducted by a self-defense force member who is qualified as a doctor, a "medical officer", and it is judged whether it is okay to inoculate the vaccine after listening to the physical condition.

If it is judged that there is no problem, we will move to the booth for vaccination, where the vaccine will be vaccinated.

Inoculation is performed by SDF personnel and private nurses who are qualified as nurses and associate nurses.

After the inoculation is completed, you will move out of the booth, and a sticker with the name and serial number of the pharmaceutical company will be affixed to the "inoculation certificate" that comes with the inoculation ticket, and the place and date of inoculation will be entered. Will be done.

In addition, the schedule for the second inoculation will be decided here.

After this, a "follow-up" is performed to see if there are any side reactions by moving further.

Watch for about 15 minutes, and if there are no problems, the series of inoculations will end.

The Ministry of Defense estimates that a series of vaccinations will take about 30 minutes per person.

In addition, when the four floors are combined, there are 36 "interview" booths and 35 "inoculation" booths, so the Ministry of Defense will allow staff to become proficient in the work and proceed smoothly. For example, it is expected that up to 10,000 people can be inoculated in one day at the Tokyo venue alone.

In addition, at the center, all the flow lines of the people receiving the vaccination are one-way, and the elevator hall has a partition to prevent people who will receive the vaccination from contacting those who have finished the vaccination. Measures are also taken to prevent infection within the center.

Expanding the area for accepting reservations

Reservations for vaccinations at large-scale vaccination centers will be accepted from the 24th, expanding the target area.

Reservations can be made for elderly people aged 65 and over with vaccination tickets from the 31st of this month to the 6th of next month for people living in both Tokyo and Osaka prefectures from the 24th to the 30th of this month. You can make a reservation for.

The expansion of the target area is scheduled to start around 11:00 am on the 24th for the venue in Tokyo and around 1:00 pm on the 24th for the venue in Osaka.

Next week, the target area will be further expanded, and from the 31st of this month to the 6th of next month, there will be people living in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo. You can make reservations for the 7th to 13th of next month.

For the rest of the period, you can make reservations for seniors living in these areas without a resident card.

In addition to the vaccination ticket, they are considering confirming the actual living conditions by having them show the mail with the address written on it.

In addition, the Ministry of Defense will target not only elderly people but also people with underlying illnesses and staff working in facilities for the elderly who have received vaccination tickets from local governments, and the details will be decided as soon as the details are decided. I will announce it.

Reservation acceptance is limited to the Internet, and the Ministry of Defense has set up a dedicated telephone window to respond to inquiries from elderly people who are unfamiliar with the operation.

The telephone numbers are 0570-056-730 for the Tokyo venue and 0570-080-770 for the Osaka venue, and are accepted from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

In addition to the reservation method, we also respond to inquiries such as the route to the venue.