Request to Gunma Residents,
ALERT LEVEL 2
Period: Friday 22nd October to Friday 5th November, 2021.
Location: Whole of Gunma Prefecture
・Stay away from places where COVID-19 preventive measures are not in place
・Avoid traveling to destinations outside of Gunma as much as possible
・Elderly people and those who have underlying medical conditions are
advised to continue taking precautions such as wearing a mask
Avoid as much as possible: Home parties, dining and drinking in large groups.
COVID-19 vaccination is also recommended for people who are pregnant
【Do I need to get vaccinated?】
While you are pregnant, especially in the later stages of pregnancy (8th-month of pregnancy to delivery), you are more vulnerable to developing severe illness with COVID-19 when infected. Source: Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, (2nd Version) Safety of Receiving an mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine During Pregnancy
【The Safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy】
Outcomes of the COVID-19 vaccinations administered to pregnant people outside of Japan revealed two things:
- COVID-19 vaccine would help protect pregnant people and babies against COVID-19.
- Vaccinations reduce the risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19-related complications. Source: COVID-19 Q&A compiled by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare Ministry
People who are currently pregnant can get vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of what months’ they are pregnant. Think about receiving a vaccine!
Gunma Medical Association Gunma Prefecture
If you want to know more about the Pfizer/Moderna vaccines for COVID-19, visit the Health Ministry’s website. The information is available in 17 languages. To learn about how to make your COVID-19 vaccine appointments, contact your local municipality (city/town/village hall) that is printed on your vaccination coupons (sesshu-ken).
Health Ministry Website
After you get the vaccination jab, please don’t go home right away. It is strongly recommended that you stay at least 15 minutes at the vaccinaction center to observe for any side effects.
If you have any of the following symptoms within 30 minutes of the vaccination being administered, please notify medical staff at the center.
- Haziness, feeling faint
- Itchy throat
- Breathing difficulties
- Blurry eyesight
- Skin itchiness
- Skin rash/flushed complexion
If you experience any of these symptoms after returning home from getting vaccinated, call:
Gunma COVID-19 Vaccine Helpline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 19 languages are available.
YouTube video about side-effects of the vaccination
The Immigration Services Agency is now accepting registration for its email distribution service.
They send useful information by email to foreign residents in Japan, related to residency laws and other relevant issues.
See the English pamphlet here for details on how to register.