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

Tips for getting the vaccine

Free needle phobia MP3 download

The applied tension technique.

Free needle phobia fact sheet

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

It can often be helpful to tell the person that is administering your vaccine about your anxiety and to tell them how you cope with the difficulty. Find what works best for you and tell them what will help during the procedure.

  • See if the they can talk to you to distract you.
  • Let them know if you will be counting bricks on the wall.
  • Ask if it’s ok to have earphones in to listen to music or mindfulness.

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