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Vaccines for Children

In Lithuania, the children are vaccinated free of charge according to the schedule of preventive vaccination against the following communicable diseases: tuberculosis, hepatitis B, pertussis, diphtheria, tetanus, Haemophilus influenza type B, poliomyelitis, measles, epidemic parotitis, rubella, pneumococcal infection, human papilloma virus, Rotavirus, and meningococcus type B. The health insurance fund pays for these vaccinations from the CHIF budget.

The child’s parents or guardians have to be informed before each vaccination about the procedure of vaccination prescription, possible adverse reactions to the vaccine, and they have to sign in the child’s case history testifying the receipt of information and consent with vaccination.

The vaccination may be avoided only in very rare cases, for example, because of severe diseases or weak immune system. However, the doctor has to notify the parents or guardians thereof. If the child is not vaccinated on time, the individual vaccination schedule is formed according to the indications provided in the summaries of characteristics of medicinal products.

If necessary (the child is bitten by some animal), the child may be vaccinated against the rabies free of charge, as well (the vaccine and immunoglobin against rabies are prescribed).

For more information (in Lithuanian), click here.

Do You have any questions? You can submit them to the health insurance funds by e-mail [email protected] or by general phone number (8 5) 232 2222, calling from abroad +370 5 232 2222.
Last updated: 02-07-2021