Managing Your Child’s Apprehension About Getting Shots

November 11, 2021

A young boy looking worried as a nurse gives him a shot next to words that read "Managing Your Child’s Apprehension About Getting Shots"

Whether it is a regularly scheduled vaccination or the COVID-19 vaccination that is now available for 5-11 year olds, parents know that some kids can get nervous or scared about getting a shot. The following article highlights approaches about the language used to describe shots, distraction methods, and relaxation exercises to help children (and their parents) get through their appointments.