Trying to get a Covid vaccine with needle phobia – BBC News

1 London

London News & Search

1 News - 1 eMovies - 1 eMusic - 1 eBooks - 1 Search

Adam wants to get his Covid vaccine – but an extreme fear of needles is holding him back.

The 23-year-old says it’s not the pain he’s afraid of, but the thought of the injection itself – and the needle piercing his skin.

“It feels like you have no way out, you can’t do anything, your heart rate’s pushing 200, you can’t focus on anything… it’s about a pathological fear of needles.”

A recent Oxford University survey of more than 15,000 adults in the UK suggests needle phobia accounts for about 10% of Covid vaccine hesitancy.

The survey also suggests reluctance to get the Covid jab is generally a bit higher in younger people and some ethnic minority groups.

Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

#Vaccine #Covid #BBCNews


1 London

London News & Search

1 News - 1 eMovies - 1 eMusic - 1 eBooks - 1 Search


Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Facebooktwitterlinkedinrssyoutube

Leave a Reply