A petting zoo full of sheep and a skate park are just some of the things the NHS has lined up to get children vaccinated.
Shetland sheep – called Lashes, Cumin, Coriander, Clove and Cardamom – greeted youngsters going for their Covid jabs at Nescot College in Epsom this weekend.
Sama Ali, 14, from Tadworth, Surrey, is scared of needles but wanted to get jabbed to protect her 75-year-old grandmother.
The teen said the sheep had a ‘calming’ effect and it was ‘fun to stroke the animals’.
Her mother Farina Ahmad said: ‘I am so proud of her. The sheep were a nice surprise, especially as she was nervous.’
Veronika Brosnan, 12, from Sutton, was also a bit nervous about the injection, but said she feels better after getting it.
She said: ‘It was fun to feed the sheep and stroke them because when I am older I want to work with animals.’