Covid-19 vaccination: Needle phobia – it’s the jab, not the vaccine, some fear

Raelene’s severe phobia of injections, known as trypanophobia, in her younger years is not uncommon. Some others have a more general fear of needles, known as belonephobia. Studies show such a fear is highest in children and decreases with age. Nevertheless, it affects up to 10% of the overall population, according to charity Anxiety UK.


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