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Grade 7 Immunization Information and Consent Forms
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT GRADE 7 IMMUNIZATIONS
October 26, 2023
Dear Parents and Legal Guardians,
This is a reminder that WDG Public Health will be at Victoria Cross PS on November 1st, 2023 to vaccinate grade 7 students.
Immunizing your child at school is convenient. However, some students can be nervous about getting a needle. Our Public Health unit uses the CARD (Comfort Ask Relax Distract) system to reduce needle fear and anxiety. CARD invites children to choose coping strategies in each letter category to help them have a positive vaccination experience.
If you have not already completed the online consent for your child to receive their vaccines at school, please follow this link now:
Learn more about CARD by viewing the videos below and invite your child to play the CARD game at https://vaccinated.ca/card-game/ to prepare for vaccination.
More information is available at cardsystem.ca. Then on vaccination day:
· pack a snack, if possible
· have your child wear a short-sleeved shirt or something easy to roll-up to the shoulder
· remind your child to play their CARDs! This can include bringing a personal item from home to use as a distraction during vaccination (such as a tablet/ iPad, book, or toy). We will have some items available at the school as well (e.g., colouring pages, mazes, treats).
We want to work together with the school community to make the vaccination program a positive experience for students. We value your support and assistance in making these vaccination days successful.
~ CARD Parent Handout: https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Parent_What_is_CARD.pdf
Students video 1
– general information about vaccinations: https://youtu.be/z57vTpb19wQ
~ Students will watch this video during the nurse teaching session when the consents are handed out in class. It includes information about how vaccines work and what to expect during school vaccinations.
~Students video 2 – play your power CARDs during vaccination: https://youtu.be/c41HvgEKQSk
~ Students will watch this video during the nurse teaching session when the consents are handed out in class. It includes information about coping strategies to manage stress and anxiety related to vaccinations.
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