The push is now on for all eligible New Zealanders to become vaccinated. That may be difficult for anyone who is nervous or worried about needles.
Check out some quick tips to make the process a little bit easier.
Positive reinforcement will set the scene for any future vaccines they may require, and leave a lasting memory of a positive experience, knowing they have done the right thing, and it was nice and easy.
If your child is more than a little anxious and the strategies shared here aren’t working you can talk to your child’s teacher or doctor for ideas of where to go for further support.
Robyn Stead, Child Psychologist and Educator, lives and works in central Auckland.