Alberta Health Services
Throughout this battle, players build protection for their character through important actions such as immunization, diligent hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing.
This parent guide offers important talking points to discuss with your child why these actions are important, and what they can continue to do to ensure their character is fully protected against COVID-19.
This interactive experience gives both children and adults information and resources to provide an understanding of the immunization experience, as well as the resources to help them make the battle a little easier, while protecting the health and wellbeing of others around them.
If you have questions or want more information on COVID-19 immunization for your child, review our videos, expert advice and other helpful resources. You can also learn more about Commitment to Comfort, a program that helps lessen pain and discomfort.
Join us on this journey as we work together to help win this COVID-19 battle once and for all! Let’s begin!
Throughout the game, player will learn how to protect themselves and one another. We call these ‘power ups!’
Some important power ups in the COVID-19 war are some of the guidance Albertans have been following since the pandemic began. These include wearing a mask, washing our hands, and staying home when we are sick.
Have you talked to your child about why these are important? Here are some points to discuss with your child to help them understand why this protection is important.
Why is it important to wear a mask?
Why do we need to wash our hands regularly?
Why is staying home when you feel sick important?
Talk to your child about how they are feeling about getting their COVID-19 vaccine.
Are they fearful? Are they excited?
Did you know that Alberta Health Services has a program to help children with their fear of needles?
CONGRATULATE your child as they also finish the level 1 for the game! Your child will receive a certificate and and colouring pages at the end both levels of the game. Your child can print off their certificate to show what great work they have accomplished.
After the first shot, your child may question why getting another shot is needed. They may show fear and anxiety about their next appointment. They can come back to finish the level 2 part of the game once they have received their second dose.
Some discussion points to share with your child include:
It’s also important to continue to remind them of the daily ‘armour’ that will help them stay healthy, including wearing a mask, ensuring their hands are clean, and staying home when they don’t feel well.
You can also talk to your family physician or immunizer about how to help make your child more comfortable during their vaccine appointment.
Name your character and start playing!
Can you think of someone together that you want to protect? A grandparent? Maybe a classmate, or the parents of a friend?