Preparing for Your Visit

Preparing for the Visit

Going to the doctor for shots can be a trip that some children and their parents dread. There are steps you can take to help prepare your children for these visits, especially if they are old enough to understand the importance of vaccines. By preparing your child ahead of time, bringing the immunization record, and learning how to comfort your child during the visit, you have the power to make these visits go more smoothly.


Prepare Your Child

Use coloring books, DVDs, and Web sites to prepare your child for his visit to the doctor.

For children


For teens


Bring Your Child's Records

It is helpful to bring your child’s immunization record each time you go to the doctor’s office. If you cannot find the record, especially if you are going to a new doctor, here are some tips:

Comfort Your Child


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Last Updated: 10/30/2013

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