Public health nurse Kim Silva (left) presents a book to Doug Munkholm and his son

Public health nurse Kim Silva (left) presents a book to Doug Munkholm and his son

Books boost immunization

A new program is taking the sting out of immunizations.

A new program is taking the sting out of immunizations.

Books for Toddlers is the newest early literacy project of the Junction Literacy Centre, which is collaborating with the Vernon library and Public Health Nursing Services.

When toddlers arrive for their 18-month immunization at the Vernon, Lumby and Okanagan Indian Band health centres, they will also be given a fun board book.

“Parents also receive some helpful tips about the importance of reading, talking and playing with their busy toddlers every day,” said Debbie Schiller, with Junction Literacy Centre.

The first year of project funding has been provided by the Kalamalka Rotary Club.