In Lithuania childhood immunisation is recommended.. In May 2015 the Ministry of Health prepared a draft amendment to the current law, which requires to vaccinate all children under 16 years against polio, measles and rubella. From January 1st, 2016 polio, measles and rubella vaccines could become mandated for admission to all pre-school institutions. If the Parliament agrees, the amendment will come into force on July 1st, 2016. If so all children under 16 years will be required to be vaccinated against polio, measles and rubella. Commercial vaccines used in Lithuania at present are MMR Priorixand DTaP Pentaxim, which means that the child should get 4 more vaccines instead of the 3 mandated, contradicting the law.
Parents who choose not to vaccinate their children will eventually be fined.
Exceptions apply only when there are medical contraindications to vaccination, but it’s extremely difficult to get them.