More on COVID-19 vaccines in Japan

COVID-19 vaccines The Pfizer vaccine administration has started for front-line healthcare workers on February 17th, 2021. Vaccine registration for the elderly have started in some locations and are expected to be administered from April 12th. Subsequently, patients with chronic conditions will be given priority. Vaccinations are to be administered at your registered municipality. The Japanese government is currently working to provide free vaccinations for all citizens 16 and above.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/1518/

Our Coronavirus Vaccination Notification List can be found here:

https://forms.gle/w44McLwtkag3eTqQ7

PCR Testing for International Travel

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requires airline passengers to show proof of a negative corona virus test or recovery from COVID-19 before boarding an international flight to the United States. American Clinic Tokyo will conduct PCR testing for asymptomatic individuals preparing to travel. We do not perform PCR testing for symptomatic individuals.

Cost: 30000 yen plus tax (All inclusive. A physician signed report will be issued electronically and in writing. A Hawai’i state PCR negative certificate will be issued for travelers to Hawai’i. Consultation fees and English document fees are included.) https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel-partners/

Method of sample collection: Saliva or Nasopharyngeal swab ( NAAT- nucleic acid amplification test – Test kit/device: cobas® SARS-CoV-2 / Cobas 8800 System), Turnaround Time: minimum 24 hours.

Appointments: Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) 9: 00-17: 00 by appointment at the American Clinic Tokyo located near the U.S. embassy in Akasaka, Tokyo. Drive thru options are also available. Sample collection at home, office, or hotel can be arranged case-by-case (separate visit fees will be required).

Reservations: Please complete this form here: https://forms.gle/4fqnbZ6znbmtxMwZ6

Please call 03-6441-0969 or email us at info@americanclinictokyo.com if you have any questions.

Notice: If the test result is positive we will not be able to issue a certificate of clearance. In rare cases, a re-test will be required by our laboratory. In this case, the result may not be available at the expected time. All payments are non-refundable. Furthermore, we will not be responsible for any delays or missed flights.

American Clinic Online

In an effort to prevent community transmission of respiratory illness (COVID-19), we are launching American Clinic Online services to our established patients.Consultations with physicians will be performed on VSee (a telemedicine platform used by NASA). Medicine will be sent to your home or office without physically visiting our clinic. Please register with the following link and call us using VSee for more information. If you cannot reach us, try our regular number at 03-6441-0969.

Sign up and connect with our reception desk here:

https://vsee.com/s/5e5861ed03c80

To proceed with an online physician, please complete our initial questionnaire here: 

https://forms.gle/ehw9ojPrQemcg7bP7

Rapid COVID-19 IgM/IgG Antibody Testing (Research Use Only)

We are currently conducting Rapid COVID-19 IgM/IgG Antibody Testing.* Contact our office at +81-3-6441-0969 or info@americanclinictokyo.com if you wish to participate. Registration fee will be 10000 yen plus tax per person. Appointments are required in advance. *Please note that this is NOT the PCR test or Antigen test to diagnose COVID-19.

Japan Visitor 24/7 Hotline

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) operates a visitor hotline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call for tourist information or assistance in the case of accidents and emergencies including novel coronavirus(COVID-19). Support is available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

  • JAPAN VISITOR HOTLINE 050-3816-2787
  • IF CALLING FROM OVERSEAS +81-50-3816-2787

Recombinant Zoster (Shingles) Vaccine: SHINGRIX (GSK)

Shingles is a painful rash caused by reactivation of the chickenpox virus. 99% of people over 50 years of age are living with the virus that causes shingles. One in three people will develop shingles in their lifetime.

SHINGRIX works to boost your body’s protection against shingles (herpes zoster). It is a FDA-approved 2-dose series proven to be up to 90% effective in clinical trials.

It is given as a two-dose series, two months apart.

For more information please follow this link: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/shingles-recombinant.pdf

If you wish to proceed, please sign up here: https://forms.gle/ehw9ojPrQemcg7bP7

IMPORTANT: ATTENTION PLEASE

Japan is experiencing sustained community transmission of respiratory illness (COVID-19) caused by the novel coronavirus. The virus can spread from person to person.

  • If you have traveled to a place or were in contact with a person known to have 2019-nCoV illness.
  • If you are experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

We ask you to contact the following designated medical facilities for further guidance.

https://www.americanclinictokyo.com/designated-medical-facilities-class-ii/

Our clinic is not a designated medical facility for class II infections. We do not conduct testing for symptomatic individuals. Please do not walk-in if you are symptomatic as this will pose a risk to others and may spread infection. Please call our office in advance if you have questions.