Japanese Ministry of Health says vaccinations may cause injury or disability

The nation of Japan has taken a stand against the mandatory vaccination that has swept the western world. 

The Japanese Ministry of Health website outlines where and under what conditions Japanese citizens can look for the COVID-19 vaccination, stipulating that while it is free, it is never mandatory to take the shot.

“The costs of vaccination is free for all Japanese citizens and all eligible foreign residents in Japan,” the website’s notice began.

“The municipality in which you reside will send you a ‘Vaccination voucher; and a ‘COVID-19 vaccine notification’*. Vaccines will be supplied gradually, and the eligibility are prioritized based on age and other factors. The vaccine is administered only with the recipient’s consent.”

While that would likely be sufficient to cause a ripple of questions in countries like the United States, the site goes further, saying that they cannot require citizens to get the shot because it could cause illness or disability. 

“Vaccinations may cause health problems (illness or disability),” the Ministry of health’s website states. “Although this is extremely rare, the risk cannot be eliminated, and a relief system has been established for this reason.

“In the case of health damage as a result of the vaccine from the COVID-19 vaccine, relief (medical expenses, disability pension benefits, etc.) is also available under the Immunization Act. Please consult with the municipality where your residence is located regarding the procedures required for application.

The site went on to encourage citizens to get the shot but said it was “not compulsory or mandatory” and “will not be given” without the “consent of the person to be vaccinated after the information provided. 

“Please get vaccinated of your own decision, understanding both the effectiveness in preventing infectious diseases and the risk of side effects. No vaccination will be given without consent. Please do not force anyone in your workplace or those who around you to be vaccinated, and do not discriminate against those who have not been vaccinated,” the department’s site went on. 

Below are links to the Ministry of Justice and allows for “Human Rights counseling in foreign languages” saying that “You can consult Human Rights issues,” seeming to indicate that there was concern that human rights could be violated in regard to the shot.