Kanagawa Flu Vaccination Subsidy Free of Charge for Approximately 2.3 Million People, including the Elderly

Kanagawa Flu Vaccination Subsidy: About 2.3 million people, including the elderly, are free of charge on September 29 at 6:22 a.m.

In order to prevent the spread of influenza and the spread of the new coronavirus at the same time, Kanagawa Prefecture has decided to help approximately 2.3 million people, including the elderly, receive flu vaccinations free of charge.
While the infection of the new coronavirus has not ended, it has been pointed out that there is a risk that the system of medical institutions will be imminent in the coming winter period of influenza epidemic.

In order to prevent this situation, the prefecture decided to subsidize the cost so that the elderly and others can receive free flu vaccinations.

About 2.3 million people, including the elderly aged 65 and over, as well as people with specific diseases that are prone to severe influenza between the ages of 60 and 64, will be free of charge in addition to some of the costs already paid by municipalities.

The prefecture has recorded the necessary expenses, approximately 3.7 billion yen, as a supplementary budget, and says, “We want more people to be vaccinated against influenza and maintain the medical system by reducing the number of patients.”