With regards to the occupational vaccination of COVID-19 (university-based vaccination), which the government has received our application of vaccination that the first dose of vaccination be started on August 1 and the second dose on August 29, notice has been previously informed in our website.
On July 9, we confirmed with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) regarding the status of our application. The answer we received was, that universities that had not been approved by July 2, including SU, will be extremely difficult to start the vaccinations by the week of August 9 due to the tight supply of vaccines. MEXT is currently coordinating with the relevant ministries and agencies for the possible implementation.
As SU is located in an area where the infection is spreading, it is important that our students, faculty, and staff return to their normal university life as soon as possible. As well as for the local residents to be able to prevent infections, we have requested that various measures be taken for early vaccination, prioritizing other regions.
Considering the above situation, it is highly likely that the first dose of vaccination at SU will be delayed until early September at the earliest. Thus, it is expected that the schedule for mass vaccination or individual vaccination at your local municipality, or at large-scale vaccination sites will arrive first, depending on the age and residential area.
Therefore, even if you have answered that you would like to be vaccinated at the SU, we would suggest everyone to make your own decision on the method and place of vaccination, including your local municipality.
We will inform everyone as soon as the confirmation process with MEXT is completed and the schedule for vaccination at SU is determined. Also from the perspective of effective utilization of the vaccine, we might again conduct another survey on vaccination requests. We ask everyone’s kind understanding and cooperation.
Refer to the previous notice here