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Child Rearing

更新日 2010年12月01日

These are services offered to expectant mothers and children. Contact the Health Promotion Division (Kenko zoushin ka) for further details.

Issuance of Maternal and Child Health Handbook and Health Consultation for Infants and Expectant Mothers
Submit for an issuance of maternal and child health handbook when you are aware of your pregnancy. It is an important handbook for recording mother's health conditions and baby's growth. The handbook is also necessary when receiving immunizations and health checkups for infants.

Counseling for during pregnancy and child rearing is offered at the health consultation.
Hours: Every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Kushigata Health Center
* It will relocate to "Health and Welfare Center (Kenkou-hukushi center)" on April 1, 2010, which is newly built on the former site of Shirane Branch Office, to north of Shirane koma junior high school.
Maternity Courses / Mother and Father Classes / Baby Food Classes
Classes are offered for gaining correct knowledge regarding pregnancy, birth, and childcare. It may help with reducing the anxiety and also be able to find new friends within the community.
Baby Visits
When the new baby is born, public health nurse and/or obstetric nurse will make house visits for counseling.
Health Checkups for Infants
In order to support healthy growth of infants, health checkups are offered for infants of ages 4 months, 10 months, 18 months, and 3 years old. There is a dental checkup for a child at the age of 2. Scheduled dates are also announced in the city's foreign language information magazine, "Olá! Minami-Alps."
Notice of change in age requirements for infant health checkups
Beginning June, 2010, the City will offer health checkups for infants 10 months old. Prior to June infants must be 12 months to participate. Please see "City Health Calendar of fiscal 2010" for more information.
Immunizations
Resistance against diseases (immunity) given to a baby by their mother is lost over time. Immunizations offer assistance in aiding babies to build their own immunity to prevent diseases. Be sure to receive predetermined immunizations for building immunity and to protect against infectious diseases.

Types of immunizations
<Mass immunization>
Immunizations received at the Kushigata Health Center (Health and Welfare Center (Kenkou-hukushi center) from April 1st, 2010).
<Individual immunization>
Immunizations received at one's primary medical institution. Contact your primary medical institution beforehand. If your child's primary medical institution is not listed in the "list of designated medical institutions for immunization" which is issued at the time of birth notification procedure, contact Health Promotion Division (Kenkozoushin ka).
Mass Immunization Polio
Individual immunization BCG vaccine, DPT vaccine, Measles-rubella vaccine, Japanese encephalitis vaccine
Scheduled dates for polio vaccination (mass immunization) are also announced in the city's foreign language information magazine, "Olá! Minami-Alps." Due to guidance by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, currently we are not encouraging Japanese encephalitis vaccination.

Immunization schedule for during infancy stage
Order Type Immunization interval / age
1 BCG Infants 3 months old to a day before sixth month birthday are subject to scheduled immunization. Be sure to receive the shot soon after an infant turns three months old.
2 DPT first phase
(Diphtheria,
Tetanus, and Pertussis)
First shot Shot may be received after 27 days or more of receiving the BCG vaccination Do not receive any other immunization between three shots of DPT.
Second shot Shot may be received after an interval of 21 to 56 days after the first shot Do not receive any other immunization between three shots of DPT.
Third shot Shot may be received after an interval of 21 to 56 days after the second shot Do not receive any other immunization between three shots of DPT.
3 Polio First shot Shot may be received after 6 days or more of receiving the third shot of DPT vaccination Counting from the day after the vaccination, second shot may be received on the same day of sixth week after the first shot
Second shot Shot may be received after 42 days or more of receiving the first shot of polio vaccination Counting from the day after the vaccination, second shot may be received on the same day of sixth week after the first shot
4 Measlesrubella First phase Be sure to receive the shot soon after infants have reached their first birthday
(infants are subject to the shot by their second birthday)
Second phase will be conducted in the last year of nursery school or kindergarten.
5 DPT first phase supplement supple mental Receive the shot after more than a year has passed since the third shot of DPT vaccination -
* To prevent onset of Pertussis in infants, please give priority to the initial DPT first phase (three shots) rather than to Polio vaccination.

vaccine
Wait 27 days or more before receiving another vaccine, after taking a live vaccine shot.

vaccine
Wait 6 days or more before receiving another vaccine, after taking an inactive vaccine shot.

Where to inquire

Health Promotion Division (Kenko zoushin ka)
Phone: 055-284-6000