COVID Vaccine and Our Kids: Help Them Get Their ‘Cootie Shot’

COVID Vaccine and Our Kids: Help Them Get Their ‘Cootie Shot’

by Betsy De La Rosa, Betsy De La Rosa, MA, CCC-SLP, Bilingual Spanish-English Speech Language Pathologist at Children’s Therapy, Valley Medical Center

Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is available to people 12 years and older and is expected to be approved for younger children soon, this is a great time to talk to children about getting the vaccine. While many people, adults included, have a phobia of being poked and prodded, it is important to talk with your children about overcoming our fears to protect ourselves and our community. Please see the helpful resources below to help guide your talks with children who will be vaccinated:

Catchy and cool song/music video about overcoming fear and getting the COVID-19 vaccine: Cootie Shot, feat. Divinity Roxx by Pierce Freelon

Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine social story by the Center for Dignity and Healthcare for People with Disabilities

COVID-19 Vaccine social story by Surrey Place Centre

Learn more about Children’s Therapy at Valley Medical Center here.

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Valley Medical Center's Marketing and Community Outreach Office