The vaccine is coming - here's how to get over a fear of needles

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 4 Feb 2021, 2:42PM
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The vaccine is coming - here's how to get over a fear of needles

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 4 Feb 2021, 2:42PM

The Pfizer vaccine has been approved by Medsafe, and once it finally arrives on our shore, a vaccine programme will be rolled out.

Which poses a problem for some people out there who have a fear of needles.

It'll sound silly to some, but to others, the thought of a jab is enough to bring on a cold sweat.

Psychologist Sara Chatwin told Kate Hawkesby it's a common phobia to have.

"There are many people who are scared of needles, I would say well over 10 percent of the population."

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