Lithuania is a Northern European country, one of the three Baltic states. This small nation was once a powerful kingdom, before being constantly occupied by Poland, Germany and Russia. The nation eventually became the first Soviet Republic to declare itself independent. Unless its Estonian and Latvian neighbors, Lithuania has remained very attached to Roman Catholicism for centuries. Lithuania’s tormented history is visible everywhere in the country, through countless ancient castles, magnificent churches and other historical vestiges. If Lithuania is a haven for the traveler passionate about History, the country also has beautiful landscapes smoothed by ancient glaciers to offer to nature lovers.
We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.
For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.
LITHUANIA – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine||Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose. Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*. Pertussis (Whooping Cough): 1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32). *Only applicable for Quebec.|
|Measles – Rubella – Mumps||Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.|
|Flu – Influenza||Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.|
|Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella)||Recommended for all travelers|
|Hepatitis B||Consider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).|
|Tick-borne Encephalitis||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Lyme disease||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – Rabies||For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats, dogs and other mammals. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.|
|Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea||Azithromycin or Suprax|
The quality level of health care in Lithuania is medium. The medical infrastructure found in urban areas is good enough to provide satisfying basic medical care, especially in Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipeda. But access to medical care can be difficult in rural areas. Doctors are usually well trained in Lithuania. The Baltic American Medical and Surgical Clinic and the Richard J. Cervin M.D.Med General and Private Clinic are recommended private hospitals in Vilnius. The Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu is another quality medical establishment. In the event of serious health issues, an evacuation to another country in required.
In case of emergency in Lithuania, call 03. If you are in the capital city, you can directly go to the Vilnius University Emergency Hospital (216 90 69) accessible 24 hours a day.
Don’t forget to bring your own medical supplies to avoid unpleasant surprises.
Dial 112 for emergency assistance.
Dial 1414 for roadside assistance.