Calm vaccination experiences: Strategies to help manage fear of pain and needles

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Calm vaccination experiences: Strategies to help manage fear of pain and needles

By Patricia Wells-Morris
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Reducing vaccination pain and anxiety from a very young age should be the aim, as it creates a positive vaccination experience for both parents and children (Image: CDC on Unsplash)

With the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, vaccinators should review evidence-based strategies that support a positive vaccination experience, particularly for those with high levels of anxiety or fear. This article summarises those strategies and some new research

Patricia Wells-Morris

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