Eurosurveillance

ECDC

Lithuania

 Comments:

(1) Vaccine against hepatitis B has to be performed to newborns in 24 hours after delivery.

(2) Children of the age 12 years get a course of 3 doses of vaccine against hepatitis B as scheduled: 0-1-6 months. Children of the age 12 year should be vaccinated against hepatitis  if they were not vaccinated during infancy.  MMR performed together with 1 dose of vaccine against hepatitis B.

(3) Children of the age 12 years get MMR-vaccine if they were not vaccinated 6-7 years old.

Additional comments:
- Vaccination process should be performed according to instruction on vaccine use.
- It is necessary to inform parents/caregivers about performed vaccination and side-effects of these vaccines. Written consent from parents/caregivers is required.

 

The national vaccination programme

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Age

  Vaccine

 24 hours

 vaccine against hepatitis B (HepB) (1)

 2-3 days

 vaccine against tuberculosis (BCG)

 1 month

  HepB

 2 months

  Diphtheria-tetanus- acellular pertussis (DTaP), haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib), inactivated polio vaccine (IPV)

 4 months

  DTaP, Hib, IPV

 6 months

  DTaP, Hib, IPV, HepB

 15-16 months

  Measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR)

 18 months

  DTaP, Hib, IPV

 6-7 years

  DTaP, IPV, MMR

 12 years

  MMR (1), HepB (2)

 15-16 years

  Tetanus-low dose diphteria vaccine (Td)

Source: Centre for Communicable Diseases and AIDS, Lithuania, 2013