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Therapy dogs bring comfort to kids getting COVID-19 shot – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-12-01 22:13:09 –

San Diego, California (KGTV) — Lucy and Ollie are purposeful Goldendoodles.

They are the therapy dogs at Lady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Their latest mission is to help calm children receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

“I came with the dog Lucy. She knows we pull and go to work and is excited. She knows her purpose and work and which kid is more I know if she needs her. She holds them in her hands and keeps them. Calm down, she goes from kid to kid, feels when they need her, they laugh I will be happy, “said Melanie Jacobson.

Hospital nurse Blanca Montano said it was important to prepare the children for the COVID-19 vaccine.

She recommends that parents start with a conversation and allow their children to ask questions.

Montano also suggests bringing an iPad or your favorite toy as a distraction, just like a therapy dog.

“Some kids are nervous and distracted where therapy dogs don’t usually do. They do it. Tell them that you took another shot. This also makes no difference. Tell them that it’s okay to be nervous. Adults are also nervous .. Most kids will say it’s not too bad when it’s over, “Montano said.

This story was originally reported by Vanessa Van Hyfte on 10news.com.



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