New video helps parents prepare kids for COVID-19 vaccine

Taylor Campbell 2 minute read December 6, 2021

Screen shot from a video prepared for children getting vaccinated at Devonshire Mall. Windsor-Essex County Health Unit / Windsor Star

Unsure how to prepare your child for their first COVID-19 vaccine? A new video by local community partners demystifies the process.

First posted online Saturday, the three-minute video includes advice for getting a child ready for vaccination, as well as a step-by-step walkthrough of what to expect at the Devonshire Mall mass vaccination centre.

The video, which can be viewed by visiting wevax.ca or the WRHWeCare YouTube channel, shows one girl’s trip to the vaccination centre, including what the inside the building looks like and what the vaccination process entails. As the video plays, a voiceover provides easy-to-follow directions parents and kids will be required to follow during their visit, and tips for before and after inoculation.

Windsor Regional Hosptital created the video in partnership with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit and the City of Windsor.

To book an appointment for a child aged five to 11 at the mass vaccination centre, visit wevax.ca or call 519-773-2200. Eligible individuals who are fully vaccinated can also book appointments for third dose booster shots.

The Devonshire Mall mass vaccination site continues offer first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine to those ages 12 and older on a walk-in basis.

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Screen shot from a video prepared for children getting vaccinated at Devonshire Mall. Windsor-Essex County Health Unit / Windsor Star

 

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