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Cooper helps kids stay calm

  • Children
Friday, 04 Feb 2022

The Camperdown Vaccination clinic welcomed a special visit from Cooper the therapy dog.

Cooper and his owner Leah Boyd visit staff and children at the Camperdown Vaccination Clinic.

After recently graduating from training, Cooper the cuddly Golden Retriever was a popular guest at the Camperdown Vaccination Clinic during Fridays paediatric vaccination day.

Children and their families were welcome to pat Cooper while they waited for their jab, with the 4 year old pup only too happy to flop onto the floor for a belly rub.

Both the Camperdown and Warrnambool vaccination hubs have been transformed into ‘forests of protection’ in order to help make the spaces more inviting for children attending for their covid vaccinations. Staff have had a ball decorating the clinics with pictures of flora and fauna, preparing show bags and activities and playing music to liven the space.

Vaccinations for 5-11 year old’s are available on Fridays in Camperdown, and 2 days a week in Warrnambool (Thursday and Friday 10/11 Feb and then Fridays and Saturdays after). Parents and guardians are able to book vaccinations via the online booking system or by calling the booking hotline on 1800 675 398.

Page last updated: 4 February 2022

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