Watch these short videos to see what happens at a vaccination appointment, and what you can do to make needles feel less painful.
There’s no need to do anything special to get your baby or child ready for their vaccinations. Most parents take their baby or child to be vaccinated at their local general practice or at a vaccination clinic. The majority of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations also offer vaccination services. Vaccination appointments can run differently in different places but this is a rough guide to what you can expect on the day.
Take a look at our video: ‘What will happen when we get there?’
No matter how gentle your doctor or nurse is, needles hurt! And most babies and children cry at least a little after they get a needle. The good news is that there are things you can do for your baby or child to make needles feel less painful.
Take a look at our video: ‘How can I make it easier for my child?’