Addressing Needle Fear Early Pays Off

The Medical Republic, 25 August 2022

Addressing needle fears while children are being vaccinated at a young age may help prevent needle hesitancy in adulthood, a new South Australian feasibility study suggests.

The findings follow the release last month of the Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre’s (MVEC) updated guidelines on treating patients with needle phobia.

Health departments around the country are also rolling out advice for vaccinating vaccine-hesitant people. With covid and flu cases reaching record numbers… Read more