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2021.05.31 09:29

Lithuania launches mass vaccination of everyone over 16

BNS, LRT.lt2021.05.31 09:29

As of Monday, all residents of Lithuania over the age of 16 can register for coronavirus vaccine jabs.

The registration is accessible online via koronastop.lt.

People can register themselves for the jab or someone else. Moreover, they can choose a municipality where they want to be vaccinated.

The general registration system went online in the middle of May.

People aged 16–18 can only register for the Pfizer vaccine. Vaccines of other producers can be used for people over the age of 18.

Vaccination of children to begin in June

The vaccination of children aged over 12 could start in Lithuania as early as June, with necessary decisions due shortly, Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė has said.

“I believe that decisions will soon be made in Lithuania to allow vaccination using those vaccines the European Medicines Agency has made the decision on. The EMA's decision is very fresh, it was made on Friday, and we expected such a decision,” the prime minister said on LRT RADIO on Monday.

On Friday, the EMA approved the vaccination of children aged 12-15 with the Pfizer vaccine. Germany will start immunising children aged over 12 on June 7. Currently, only people over 16 can get the jab in Lithuania.

The vaccination of children aged 12 and over will start in June, Šimonytė said, adding, however, that the process would take time, as there are around 120,000 children eligible for the jab.

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