THE great news that a vaccine is on its way to help us in the fight against Covid-19 for some people can be extremely challenging.
They want to have the vaccine but the idea of having an injection strikes fear into their hearts.
An injection phobia, or trypanophobia to give it its correct title, can affect between three and a half to 10 per cent of the population.
According to a recent study in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, 16 per cent of adult patients avoid the flu jab through fear of needles, so now is the ideal time to deal with those fears once and for all.
Whilst many of us can be apprehensive about injections we tend to grin and bear it but for some it can be such a challenge that they get really anxious or even avoid having one altogether despite the risks.
There are numerous reasons for a phobia forming: it can be a result of a childhood…