"Talk to your child about...
- What will happen: “You will get a vaccine to keep you healthy. The vaccine goes in your arm with a needle.”
- How the needle will feel: “There may be a pinch, some pushing or pressure for a few seconds. It bothers some kids, but others think it is OK.”
- How your child can increase comfort using the CARD system (Comfort, Ask, Relax, Distract): “The nurse will do some things so that the needle doesn’t bother you. You can do some things too. Use the CARD system. We can practise at home." - Preparing children for school vaccinations: A parent’s guide