Some people want to be vaccinated, but have a serious fear of injections. Dr. Ellie Cannon talked about how to solve this problem.
The fear of syringe needles or injections is quite common. Unfortunately, now there is such a rush with vaccination all over the world that specialists do not have enough time to help many thousands of victims of this phobia. At the same time, specific support is available, for example, for people with allergies, but the same cannot be said about those who have a panic fear of needles. In this case, it is extremely important to talk to the local doctor or nurse who will administer the injections. They can help.
It is quite possible that the injection should be prescribed at the calmest and quietest time of the day, when the specialists conducting the injections will be able to talk to you face to face before the vaccination. It would be useful to use medications to reduce anxiety symptoms, which are used to help people who have a panic fear of flying or dentists.
Needless to say, if the fear of injections has caused the lack of vaccinations, you need to comply even more strictly with all protective measures. This means wearing high-quality medical masks, keeping a social distance, carefully ventilating the premises and washing your hands. But it is better to do everything to overcome this fear and still go through vaccinations, which greatly reduce the risk of a sad outcome.