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Anxiety and Fear of Needles

You – or someone you know – may fear needles, injections, blood draws, or IVs. Fear of needles is very common. Most children, as many as 50% of teenagers, and 20-30% or more of adults have some fear of needles.

Fear of needles can limit your life and harm your health. It can keep you from getting necessary medical and dental care or becoming pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF). With COVID-19, many people want to overcome their fear of needles to get vaccinated.

These 6 steps can help.