“We are calculating the doses being delivered to Lithuania and estimating our stocks for the second shots that are necessary… It looks like we could possibly offer vaccination to this age group in the middle of June,” he told the Ziniu Radijas radio station on Tuesday.

“I think so,” the minister added asked whether that meant that the vaccination of teens could be launched in a week’s time.

Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte earlier said that vaccination of 12-year-olds and teens would be initiated in June but the process would take some time as there were around 120,000 children eligible for the jab.

Currently, children aged 16 and over can get a jab of the Pfrizer/BioNTech vaccine in Lithuania. This vaccine will also be used for immunizing children aged 12 and over.