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The second consignment of influenza vaccine was flown to Lithuania

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2021 11 04

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The second consignment of influenza vaccine purchased by health insurance funds reached Lithuania - 123 thousand doses. Already today, vaccinations are being distributed to medical institutions. They are free for people at risk.

Specialists from health insurance funds are urging residents to heed warnings from epidemiologists that the flu could hit much harder this year than last year, when the quarantine forced residents to stay home. Influenza vaccine is becoming particularly relevant during this period of the coronavirus pandemic, as treatment of both influenza and Covid-19 infection, for example, is more complex and increases the risk of serious complications.

The flu season usually peaks in January-February and ends in May of the following year, so you should become vaccinated against the flu without waiting for anything.

As every year, the vaccine purchased by health insurance funds is given to people at risk: people aged 65 and over, pregnant women, residents of social care and nursing homes, as well as people with chronic diseases. In addition, the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund reimburses vaccine vaccinators for healthcare workers.

Health insurance funds remind that people at risk who want to become vaccinated should consult their family doctor. The vaccine against both, the flue and Covid-19 infection can be given at one visit. However, it is recommended that you consult your doctor individually.

The National Health Insurance Fund bought vaccines for almost EUR 2 million for the flu season in 2021-2022. 

The NHIF invites you:

Your questions are welcome by email info@vlk.lt or phone: local (8 5) 232 2222, international +370 5 232 2222.