KAWAGUCHI, Saitama Prefecture—Unregistered foreign nationals who live in this increasingly multicultural city will be eligible for vaccinations against COVID-19, the municipal government said June 8.

An estimated 2,000 Kurdish people live in Kawaguchi, just north of Tokyo, and the neighboring city of Warabi.

Many have not registered their residencies with the city government because they are seeking recognition from immigration authorities as refugees.

The Kawaguchi municipal government said it plans to inoculate foreign nationals, regardless of their residency status.

Kawaguchi officials plan to hold talks with support groups over how to notify Kurdish people about the city’s vaccination program and how to apply for the jabs.