A vaccine is a medicine that protects your body from viruses that can make you feel sick. A vaccination is the shot of the vaccine you get into your body.
Steps to getting a vaccination
- A nurse will clean your skin with an alcohol wipe. It is a small cloth and feels cold and wet on your skin.
- Then, the nurse will do a small poke with a needle to put the vaccine in your body. This only takes a few seconds.
- Next, the nurse will slide the needle out and throw it away.
- Then the nurse will put an adhesive bandage on you where they gave you your vaccination and you are all done.