To answer questions about the vaccination of students against COVID–19, we would like to inform you that this process is based on the order of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania (23 December 2020) No. V-3006 “Determining Priority Groups for Vaccination Against Covid-19 (the Coronavirus Infection) with Vaccines Purchased from the State Budget”. The order specifies the exceptions that determine which students of the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University may be vaccinated against COVID-19:
- 1.1.1. students who attend vocational education institutions or other tertiary education institutions that provide practical (clinical) training in personal health care institutions (HCI) under a tripartite practical training agreement (hereinafter: students) and who come into contact with patients infected with COVID-19 (the coronavirus infection) while participating in the provision of these services;
- 1.1.2. resuscitation and intensive care staff, emergency department staff, staff providing emergency inpatient personal health care services, ambulance crew staff, and students involved in the provision of these services;
- 1.5. other personal health care professionals and other professionals (serving as part of a team) involved in the provision of personal health care services in HCI (including mobile teams and State Forensic Medicine Service health care professionals) as well as employees and students who are involved in the provision of personal health care services in other HCI (not including HCI whose main activity is not the provision of personal health care services) but are not specified in sub-paragraphs 1.1–1.3 of this Order.
Students who meet the criteria listed in these sections are vaccinated at the institutions where they work / do their internship / volunteer. The vaccination procedure is taken care of by the administration of the HCI. Other students, as well as all residents and guests of Lithuania, will be vaccinated in accordance with the procedure established by the government of the Republic of Lithuania.