Vaccination Day for Sid the Science Kid

Written by Holly on Sunday October 25, 2009

sidgangOETA and SID THE SCIENCE KID want to make getting a shot less scary for kids and offer parents and caregivers age-appropriate resources for this important issue.

On Monday, October 26, the Emmy-nominated series SID THE SCIENCE KID will premiere a special episode perfect for flu season.

In "Getting a shot: You Can Do It!," it's vaccination day at Sid's school and Sid and his friends are a little apprehensive about getting a shot. Thankfully, a very special nurse will be giving the kids their vaccination -- Sid's Grandma! Throughout the episode, Grandma, Teacher Susie, Mom and Dad all do their part to make vaccination day a fun learning experience filled with music, games and lots of laughs.

The special episode is supported by online games, activities and resources for kids, parents and educators. At pbskids.org/sid, kids can learn about germs, illness and getting shots through age-appropriate activities and videos. For parents and caregivers, PBS Parents features resources to help children cope with illness and overcome fears they may face about going to the doctor. PBS Teachers will host a PBS Teachers live Webinar for educators about this episode and how teachers can help children stay healthy at school.

SID THE SCIENCE KID airs on OETA weekdays at 7:30am. After its premiere on Monday, October 26, this special episode will air many more times during flu season, with the first repeat being this Thursday, October 29.