Rochester Regional Health is trying a new approach to get more kids to get their flu shot. Health officials were at School 33 in Rochester Tuesday to administer vaccines and they brought along a K-9 friend, Lovie, a therapy dog, to help ease their anxiety over getting a shot. “I was glad and it felt nice because I wasn’t that scared with the dog with me,” said Isabella, a student who got her shot Tuesday.

See news coverage:

 Channel 8, “Doctors use dogs to comfort students getting flu shots,” October 16

·Channel 13, “Dogs help to ease kids into getting flu shots,” October 16