A doctor has made getting shots ‘fun’ for his youngest patients with his unique comedy routine – humming a goofy tune to distract the babies as he gives them their vaccines.
Jabs can be stressful for any parents, but Dr. William Gerba at MDS4KIDS, in Great Neck, New York, made it a fun experience for five-month-old Noah.
In the cute video, shot by Noah’s mom Siphora Bangiyeva, Dr. Gerba can be seen humming the tune and giving baby Noah little pokes all over his body.
From arm to leg to side, each light prod made Noah more giggly during his June 12th appointment.
Then, without the youngster expecting it, Dr. Gerba used a needle for one of the prods to provide the inoculation – a prick that Noah hardly noticed as he continued to laugh straight after.
Siphora, 28, and Noah’s dad, Steve Gonzalez, 32, said that the experience was such a relief for them as parents.
The couple enjoyed Dr. Gerba’s work so much that they posted the video on TikTok, which soon received more than 10 million views.
Siphora said: “I was absolutely joyful and so relieved to watch my son so happy and to receive his vaccines so painlessly.
“My son had no clue what was happening.
“He was so happy and giddy from the tunes that the doctor was humming.
“Noah is so ticklish and enjoyed the doctor’s technique so much.
“There are some wonderful doctors out there that care about their patients and take their time to ensure their patients leave satisfied.
“It is so nice to know my child won’t be afraid of his vaccines because of this wonderful technique.”
Story courtesy of T&T Creative Media