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