Going to the doctor to get a shot doesn't have to be scary. Here's what you need to know about shots so you can be brave at the doctor.

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Getting Your ShotsGoing to the doctor to get a shot doesn't have to be scary. Here's what you need to know about shots so you can be brave at the doctor.

  1. Shots are just a way to make sure your body has the medicine it needs to help fight off diseases. The small needle puts the medicine under your skin so your body can build up strength against diseases.

  2. When the doctor or nurse sticks you with the needle it will hurt a little bit, but only for a minute and then the pain will go away.

  3. If you're nervous about getting your shot, talk to your parents about something else. It will help keep you calm and take your mind off the shot.

  4. Smile. It's hard to be scared or nervous if you're smiling. So even if you're really scared about getting the shot, just keep smiling and it will help you be brave.

The next time you go to the doctor to get a shot, you can surprise your parents and the nurses by staying calm and being brave.


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