needle phobia

New study urges clinicians to consider needle fearsFear of needles may play a larger role than clinicians think in vaccine compliance, both in the childhood years and beyond.
Choice of needle size when vaccinating childrenAmong concerns with administering these multiple and frequent immunizations in young children are the potential pain and adverse effects associated with injections. Along with inducing pain in some children, the early negative experience of needle-related procedures can interfere with adherence to immunization schedules and create long-lasting effects of anxiety and stress around needle-related procedures that remain into adulthood.