Mr and Mrs Jay’s children, Jenny, Joey and Jack, need to see the doctor. Jenny has a bad cough, Jack has hurt his arm and Joey needs an immunisation. They arrive and check in with the receptionist, and wait in the busy waiting room. The female doctor examines Jack first and diagnoses a sprained wrist. Doctor Woody puts his arm in a sling. Jenny has her temperature checked with a thermometer, her throat, neck glands and ears examined, and her breathing checked with a stethoscope. The doctor tells her she has a chest infection and prescribes medicine. Joey is given his immunisation which ‘only hurts a little’, and some drops to prevent him getting polio (there is a footnote explaining that sometimes injections are given for polio). The Jays pick up Jenny’s prescription from the pharmacist, and at home Jenny goes to bed and takes her medicine. When Mr Jay returns home that evening, Jack shows off his sling to his dad.
Introducing young children to common medical procedures which they may experience during a visit to the doctor, including immunisations.