I am an adult with a severe needle phobia - anti-anxiety medication and therapy haven't worked. There are resources for kids, but what resources are there for adults?

Question: 

I am an adult with a severe needle phobia - anti-anxiety medication and therapy haven't worked. There are resources for kids, but what resources are there for adults? 

Answer: 

Answer: Pain or fear associated with vaccinations can cause stress and anxiety for many adults, causing some to delay or avoid them. Please see our Adults Managing Needle Fears page where you will find some tips you can use to help you reduce the stress, anxiety, and discomfort associated with immunizations. 

 


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Date last reviewed: 
Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021