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Injections Social Stories

Injections

An injection is a special needle used to give you a small dose of something to help you.

Injections are usually given in the arm but sometimes other parts of the body are used.

Everyone needs to have injections to help protect them against nasty germs. Without them people can get really ill. There are lots of other reasons why people might need injections.

Many people do not like to have an injection. It is just something you just have to do. It can hurt a tiny bit but many people don't even feel it. Sometimes you may feel a little sore for a day or two but usually it is OK.

It is normal to feel a little bit anxious or scared before an injection but you will soon be OK. Many people find it helps to look away and talk about something else.

It is important to have injections to keep you healthy. They are not that nice but it is best to try to stay calm and relaxed and you will soon be OK.

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Injections 2

An injection is when a special needle, called a syringe, is used to give you a liquid dose of something to help you.

Injections are usually given into a blood vein in the arm but they are also given in other parts of the body.

There are lots of reasons why people need injections:

To give immunity (protection) from viruses and bacteria (germs)
To give important chemicals that the body is lacking
To make other changes to the way the body works

Many people do not like to have an injection. It is just something you just have to do.

It can hurt a tiny bit but many people say they don't feel it. Sometimes you may feel a little sore for a day or two but usually it is OK.

Many people feel a little anxious before an injection. It can help to look away and talk about something else.

It is important to have injections to keep you healthy. They are not that nice but stay calm and relaxed and you will soon be OK.

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Notes on creating your own personalised social story:

Use the above examples to create your own personalised social story for the child. If you need to modify the language to support younger children ensure that the exact meaning intended remains clear and unambiguous. You may want to add photographs or pictures to illustrate the meaning or provide motivation to use. A print out version is also available below.

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Injections 1

Injections Social Story

A print out version of the Injections 1 social story example above.

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Injections 2

Injections 2 Social Story Example

A print out version of the Injections 2 social story example above.

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