CARD for Adults

What is CARD™?

CARD™ (C - Comfort, A - Ask, R - Relax, D - Distract) is an evidence-based framework that teaches how to prepare for vaccination.

What are the benefits of CARD™?

  • It reduces stress-related reactions, including fear, pain, dizziness and fainting during vaccination.
  • It improves the vaccination experience for people receiving a vaccine and for those who support them, such as educators, parents and health care providers.
  • It teaches lifelong coping skills that can be used for other stressful situations.

 

For more information, see www.cardsystem.ca.

Immunize Canada, the University of Toronto (HELPinKids&Adults), and SickKids (AboutKidsHealth) have created resources to inform and equip educators, parents, and health care providers with evidence-based tools they can use to help people have a better vaccination experience at school or in a clinical setting.

Use CARD to improve your vaccination experience: QR code

Use CARD to improve your vaccination experience: QR code

CARD System handout: Coping with pain and fear around vaccination

CARD System handout: Coping with pain and fear around vaccination

Reducing pain with numbing cream for vaccination

Reducing pain with numbing cream for vaccination

Comfort positions: Improving the vaccination experience

Comfort positions: Improving the vaccination experience

Poster: The CARD System

the card system - poster - adults

The CARD System for coping with fears and anxiety

CARD for Individuals

Preparing for your COVID-19 vaccine: A guide for adults (HelpinKids&Adults | University of Toronto | Immunize Canada)

Preparing for your COVID-19 vaccine: A guide for adults

Preparing for your COVID-19 vaccine: A guide for older adults (HelpinKids&Adults | University of Toronto | Immunize Canada)

Preparing for your COVID-19 vaccine: A guide for older adults

Preparing for your COVID-19 vaccine: A guide for caregivers of older adults (HelpinKids&Adults | University of Toronto | Immunize Canada)

Preparing for your COVID-19 vaccine: A guide for caregivers of older adults

C is for Comfort

Preparing for your vaccination - C is for Comfort.

A is for Ask

Preparing for your vaccination - A is for Ask.

R is for Relax

Preparing for your vaccination - R is for Relax

D is for Distraction

Preparing for your vaccination - D is for Distraction.

 

 

The CARD System for a better vaccination experience: C is for Comfort

The CARD System for a better vaccination experience: A is for Ask

The CARD System for a better vaccination experience: R is for Relax

The CARD System for a better vaccination experience: D is for Distract


Last Updated: 01 December 2021