Netflix and ice cream: How to make the COVID-19 vaccine for kids as pain-free as possible
Be honest that it’s going to hurt, but not even for as long as it takes to count to 10. Save up that Netflix show they’re bingeing, to use as a distraction. Have them blow bubbles to prompt deep breaths. Buy ice cream afterward.
Health Canada’s decision to approve COVID-19 vaccines for children could come as early as this week. Fully vaccinating the country’s roughly 2.7 million five- to 11-year-olds will be key to ending the pandemic. According to Canada’s public-health officer, children under 12 now account for the largest proportion of new infections in the country.