Lithuania’s vaccination strategy serves a model of good practice for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg


2021 03 20

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Representatives of the Office of the Government have met with counterparts of the Government Council of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

The remote meeting was prompted by the meeting of the OECD’s Network of Senior Officials from Centres of Government, held on 11 March this year. On that occasion, Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel, who presided over the meeting, singled out Lithuania as having an exceptionally good vaccination strategy.

Hence, Chancellor of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania Giedrė Balčytytė and her colleagues – Senior Adviser to the Chancellor of the Government Dr. Aistis Šimaitis and Chief Specialist of the eHealth System and Information Resources Division of the Ministry of Health Lukas Galkus – have presented Lithuania’s vaccination strategy to Luxembourg’s Government Council representatives and have provided detailed statistics on vaccines. The Government Council representatives were especially interested in the reasons for good vaccination scope as well as the course of the process in Lithuania.

The Chancellor of the Government has highlighted the fact that all vaccination-related decisions are based on open data. In the meeting, Lithuania’s challenges and solutions in managing the COVID-19 pandemic have also been presented.

Representatives of Luxembourg have thanked Lithuania for sharing its expertise and, considering the success of Lithuania’s vaccination strategy, plan to review Luxembourg’s national strategy and adjust it in view of the lessons learned from Lithuania.

The meeting has stressed further cooperation between the countries in managing the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic.