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During the Vaccination

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DURING THE VACCINATION
Be ready to support your child during the vaccine visit. -Pack your child’s favorite toy, book, or blanket to comfort him or her during vaccinations.
If your child is older and you can have a chat:

-Be honest with your child. Explain that shots can pinch or sting, but that it won’t hurt for long.
-Engage other family members, especially older siblings, to support your child.
-Avoid telling scary stories or making threats about shots.
-Remind your child that vaccines can keep him or her healthy.

Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

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