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Top Tips For Immunisation Day

Everything you need to know to make getting your vaccinations a breeze.
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1. Clothes
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Wear a short-sleeved shirt, blouse or T-shirt for the session, to make it easy for the healthcare professional to give the vaccine in your upper arm.

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2. Food
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Make sure you have something to eat and drink before school and during the school day, after you’ve had your vaccination.

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3. Keep calm
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Remember it’s OK to feel nervous, but it’s really important to stay calm, and the nurse giving you the vaccination will be able to help you with this.

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4. Music
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If your school allows, you can listen to music during the vaccination to help you chill out.

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5. Go to your happy place
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A good way to relax is to close your eyes and imagine you’re far away, for example on a beach with the sea lapping at your feet.

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6. Breathe
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Relaxation breathing really helps…slowly breathe in through your nose and then slowly breathe out through your mouth.

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7. Count to 5...
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The injection is really quick, and will be over before you know it!

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