I Know What To Expect – My Vaccination Mini Kit


Tom was worried about what would happen at his vaccination appointment. To help prepare him, I made a TomTag timeline showing him what was likely to happen and in what order.

Knowing what to expect meant he was less fearful about his appointment. I popped the tag into my bag to take with us to remind and reassure him, once we were there.

Tom’s tag made his vaccination appointment less stressful. We’ve put together this mini kit to help other children, like Tom, be able to say, ‘I know what to expect at my vaccination’ too!

Key benefits

  • Showing your child what is going to happen at their vaccination appointment reduces their worries about what to expect
  • Setting up the timeline together with your child gives them the chance to ask any questions or share any worries they may have about their appointment
  • Portable and discreet means you can take it with you to reassure your child whilst you’re there

Kit contents

  • 1 TomTag Button Holder (use the drop-down box below to select your preferred colour)
  • 6 blank buttons
  • 6 symbol stickers
  • 2 blank stickers for extra personalisation
  • 1 pre-printed rectangular label naming your TomTag Button Holder


  • TomTag Button Holders: 18cm x 3cm
  • Buttons: 2cm diameter

Symbols included

  • Queue
  • New face mask
  • Wash hands
  • Check in
  • Injection
  • Wait

Click the gallery to view the symbol images

The TomTag I Know What To Expect Range 

With the TomTag I Know What To Expect range, it’s quick and easy to make personalised visual timelines, schedules  and reminders which can be used anywhere in the home, at school, in care settings or when out and about.

TomTag visual supports can provide structure and guidance to the day or week ahead, helping to lessen anxieties and mange expectations about what is going to happen. This can lead to improvements in behaviour, communication and encourage personal responsibility and independence. 

These are truly versatile visual supports.  Use the tags singly to highlight sections of the day or particular tasks. Work towards using just one tag to cover a whole routine or time of day. 

TomTag is hygienic, durable and portable but most of all it’s fun to use. Most children love stickers so let them join in the fun. Helping set them up will encourage them to use them too!

How does TomTag work?

TomTag uses symbols to show a series of separate tasks or steps involved in a task that are part of a routine, a sequence of events in a timeline or they can be used as a list to teach a new skill by breaking down a single activity into smaller steps.

Many children with autism and other additional needs have strong visual skills. They are more likely to remember and understand what they have seen rather than what they hear. Using a visual support like TomTag to present information visually and in a step-by-step manner allows visual thinkers and learners to take in information at their own pace. Visuals can also act as a reminder when children forget what’s been said or become distracted, TomTag helps to bring their attention back to the task or current situation.

WARNING: Please note – TomTag is not a toy. Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.

Symbol images produced under licence from Widgit Symbols (C) Widgit Software 2002-2024 www.widgit.com.

Additional information

Tag colour

Green, Red, Grey, Blue, Purple, Yellow, Orange

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