Pain, pain go away: new tools improve students' experience of school-based vaccines

(University of Toronto - Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy) Researchers at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have teamed up with educators, public health practitioners and grade seven students in Ontario to develop and implement a new approach to delivering school-based vaccines that improves student experience. Findings were published as a collection of studies in a special open source edition of Paediatrics&Child Health, the official journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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