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Therapy Dog Calms Anxious Teens Getting Their Covid Vaccines

One year ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

This week, a Covid vaccine clinic in Newburyport, Massachusetts opened up appointments for 12 to 15-year-olds. Most people don't love getting shots, but kids especially have a hard time getting needles in their arms. Fortunately for the kids attending the clinic at this middle school, someone would be by their side supporting them.
That helpful someone wasn't a medical professional, but rather a comfort professional. Dice the service dog was there at the clinic, ready to comfort the young patients coming through. The black Lab let them know they could pet her all they wanted if it calmed...
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