Covid-19 vaccine support

On this page you’ll find a range of support tools you can access to help you manage/support someone with needle/injection phobia and is worried about getting the Covid-19 vaccine.

Free needle phobia booklet download

Interventions for individuals with high levels of needle fear

Free needle phobia MP3 download

Tips for getting the vaccine

The applied tension technique.

Free needle phobia fact sheet

The fear of needles: a systematic review and meta‐analysis

Additional advice

If you’re having a vaccine, tell the person administering it that you have anxiety and let them know what would help you relax. The following suggestions may be helpful for you:

  • See if the they can talk to you to provide distraction
  • Try distracting yourself by counting, for example, bricks on the wall or tiles on the ceiling
  • Listen to music or practice mindfulness
For more information about needle and injection phobia click here