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Pain management during immunization

Posted under Resources and Publications on 31/8/15

“Immunizations are the most common recurring health-related procedure undertaken in childhood. For most children, these procedures can cause unnecessary stress and anxiety which can lead to long-term non-adherence with recommended health care interventions and missed immunizations.

Given the crucial role of parents in reassuring, soothing and supporting their children, they must acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to mitigate stress and anxiety during immunization.” (Immunize Canada)

Find out more about pain management during immunization at the Immunize Canada website. In addition to the following two videos, you will also find pocket guides and other information about immunization.

Video: Reduce the pain of vaccination in babies (full video)


Video: Reduce the pain of vaccination in children and teens - Full Video


The Canadian Medical Association Journal has also just published an article on this topic, entitled Reducing pain during vaccine injections: clinical practice guideline. The research was conducted by Dr. Anna Taddio and a group of colleagues. It can be accessed here.

The SickKids website also has information about pain-free injections for babiesand children.

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