What if vaccination scares?

One in ten suffers from fear of needles that causes the heart to beat during vaccination and the hands to shake. Some may faint after vaccination when the tension is released. However, it is not necessary to suffer from fear of needles for the rest of your life, you can get rid of it with repeated successes.

Tell the nurse

It is very important to tell your nurse about bad experiences so they can better help and ease your fear. For example a nurse can talk to you during the procedure and remind you to breath normally. Some want the situation to be dealt as quickly as possible. You can also direct your gaze in the other direction from the needle. The most important thing is to be able to relax and breathe normally. You may also be vaccinated in lying position if it relaxes you more.

Positive experiences can be used to get rid of fear of needles. So tell your nurse if you are nervous or have a bad experience with previous vaccinations. 

You are not alone

Surprisingly many are scared of vaccinations and there is nothing to be ashamed of.  We encounter adults who are scared about the situation every day, so you are not alone.

Tips for reducing fear of vaccination

  • Come and visit the Vaccination Clinic in advance
  • Tell your nurse about your fear 
  • If necessary lie down during vaccination
  • Eat something before coming to the clinic, low blood sugar might cause dizziness
  • We have experienced nurses on our clinics who will help you in any situation!

Do not miss out the vaccination for fear, as it can have serious consequences!

Read more: Needle fears and phobia (CDC)