Getting the Vaccine at Heilicher

Getting the Vaccine at Heilicher

By Ryan H. and Farrah F. (pictured left to right)

Getting the vaccine at Heilicher was a great experience for many reasons. For example, Farrah and I both noticed how all of the faculty there were very kind to all of the kids, especially the younger ones who were scared and nervous to get the shot. For me, Ryan, I noticed how quick and easy the whole process was.

A reflection from Farrah F., Grade 5

I stood in the line peering through the doors trying to see what was going on inside of the auditorium. The only thing I could see was a little kid crying. He was probably 4-5 years old. I could also see the doctor or nurse giving the shot, waiting until he stopped sobbing and until he said it would be okay to give him the shot.

Brothers posed with band-aids on their arms after getting the COVID vaccine at Heilicher

Ryan, left, and his brother, Simon, right, received the vaccine at Heilicher.

When it was my turn the doctor noticed that I had just come from soccer and asked me about practice. I said "It was good, thanks for asking". He prepared the shot and said, "1, 2, 3" and it was done like that. When we left I could see him being super nice to the kid after me.

A reflection from Ryan H., Grade 5

When I went up to get the shot, the person wiped my arm with an alcohol wipe and put a band-aid half on my arm. I squeezed my eyes shut but it was for no reason. I felt a prick on my arm and then it was done. 

My brother got the shot too. He is much younger than me and the shot didn’t hurt him either. We went into the cafeteria and waited for fifteen minutes to make sure that we didn’t have any reactions and then we were out the door.

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