A St. John Ambulance dog owner hopes her dog, Sophie, will help ease fears at the COVID-19 childhood vaccine clinics in Williams Lake.
“Having a sweet distraction during vaccination, whether adult or child, is a huge relief for those who are afraid of injections,” said Karen Wright. “It is so very important for everyone to be vaccinated and now that our children can get the vaccination, it is a huge step in the fight against this pandemic.”
Wright and Sophie will be at the gym on December 7, 8 and 9, 2:30 pm-5:30pm at the Children’s Vaccination Clinics on Thompson Rivers University’s Williams Lake campus, 1250 Western Avenue
Wright is excited to join Sophie in supporting the Children’s Vaccination Clinic. live in long-term care and psychiatric facilities in hospitals, hospices, schools, libraries and at Vancouver International Airport.
“Program participants benefit from the therapeutic benefits of unconditional mastery of a four-legged friend,” said Wright.
Parents who register their children are invited to make an appointment.
Registration for children can be done online, by telephone or in a Service BC branch.
Wright said the St. John Ambulance Therapy program headquarters in Vancouver was contacted by Interior Health over a month ago to offer assistance for the children’s vaccine clinic.
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