What changes in the Preventive Vaccination Schedule for Children of the Republic of Lithuania have been introduced since 2018?

Two new vaccines have been added - meningococcal type B vaccine (as of 1 July 2018) and rotavirus infection vaccine (as of 1 September 2018).
As of 4 May 2021, the following changes have occurred:
1. Girls are vaccinated with two doses of the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine free of charge. When more than two doses of the vaccine are required, two doses are given free of charge whereas the other doses are administered at your own expense. Vaccination administered at your own expense is not reimbursed.
2. Immune medicinal products provided for in the National Programme of Immunoprophylaxis 2019-2023, approved by the Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania 28 January 2019 by Order no. V-115 "On the approval of the National Programme of Immunoprophylaxis 2019-2023" can be administered to children after transplants or children after immunosuppressive treatment, when immunization is required repeatedly according to an individual vaccination plan selected and drawn up by the doctor.
3. Vaccinations are free of charge only with centrally purchased immune medicinal preparations. If a person has purchased a different immune medicinal product at his/her own expense, the costs of purchasing such preparations are not reimbursed.

Last updated: 20-11-2023