Your child will be weighed and measured, and sometimes have their eyesight checked. Most children feel more at ease if they know what will happen during the visit in advance. You can prepare the child by talking about what will happen and by looking at the series of images below.
During the visit, vaccinations for diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, and polio are offered. The injection is normally given in the arm. Your child sits on your lap when the injections are given. Your child can be distracted by showing them something that is of interest to them. Talk to your child and ask them what would make them feel the most comfortable. As a parent, you are a source of safety to your child. If you feel uncertain or have concerns prior to the vaccination, you can speak to the nurse at BVC.
This is the final scheduled visit to the BVC. If additional visits are needed before your child starts school, this can be arranged. Children who do not start in pre-school class when they are six are offered an additional visit to the BVC.
The school nurse take over health care responsibilities when your child starts pre-school class. During the visit, you decide what the school nurse at the child’s school needs to know. A copy of the child’s medical records are submitted to the school after you consent.
Prepare for the visit by looking at this series of pictures with your child
Welcome to your 5-year visit at the BVC!
For your child:
Here is what is going to happen during your visit to the BVC once you have turned 5 years old. You will be doing lots of things. All children do these same things. We will talk for a little while about how you are doing and what you like to do. What games do you like to play?
For you, the adult:
Look at this series of pictures with your child before visiting the BVC. It is preferable that both you and your child are prepared and familiar with what is going to happen. You child will perform a number of tasks, and the nurse will observe how the they have developed.