Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Complex Needs staff at the Stanton Medical Centre have been supporting the COVID-19 pandemic by collaborating with immunization nurses to hold low stimulation vaccination clinics for kids.
Pictured: Jill Alain, Laura Ing, Michelle Chui, Kerri Adams, Tanya Firkus, Cailin Jones
Getting vaccinated can be overwhelming for children – especially in a larger centre.
At our low stimulation vaccination clinics, children are able to have a one-on-one appointment in a calming room, with professionals who have experience working with children and making them feel comfortable.
The team takes time to connect with each child, and uses tools like snuggle swings, platform swings, toys and more, to ensure both the child and their family feel comfortable and supported throughout their vaccination experience.
if your child has needs that would be better served outside mass clinic opportunities speak with your healthcare provider about options available or contact your local public health unit.
For resources, or to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines for kids, visit www.gov.nt.ca/vaccinehero.