What to expect on immunisation day at school.

Video developed by City of Whittlsea, 2014

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Hi I’m Trent and I’m here to tell you a little bit about immunisation.
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So you’ve spoken to your parents and carers and decided you need an injection. So we all
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know vaccines are important and protect you against diseases, but we’re here to explain
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what happens at school the day the nurses and immunisation team arrive.
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There are some common mistaken beliefs about injections, and we’d like to set your mind
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at ease and answer a few questions. Let’s have a talk to a few of the kids and see what
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they think?
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Is it true, getting a jab can hurt a little? So how big is the needle?
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it’s just a little needle and it does sting just a little bit as it pierce’s the skin,
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we try to be as gentle as we can and as quick as possible.
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What would be some good advice before having an injection?
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Eat breakfast before coming to school so you don’t get dizzy and make sure you drink plenty
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of water.
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Just relax, relax your arm don’t clench your fist, and wriggling your toes really helps.
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Count backwards from 10. But above all, if you’re worried, just come and talk to us.
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So let’s go behind the scenes to the nurses and find out what sort of questions they might
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ask you?
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Can you just give me your full name? Do you have any allergies to any drugs, pills or
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medicines? Are you well today?
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After your jab, you will be asked to sit on the floor for 15 minutes. This is just to
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make sure you have a reaction, which rarely happens.
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I didn’t even know she done it.
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It was really quick
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The nuse was really nice.
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So there you have it, you’ve now learned all there is to know about getting an injection,
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we hope we’ve set your mind at ease!