Australia’s regulator has approved the Pfizer COVID vaccine for 5-11 year olds, with the rollout expected to start on January 10. Here’s how to prepare your child if they’re fearful of needles.
Children who avoid or refuse medical procedures like COVID-19 tests or vaccinations aren’t misbehaving — they need help to manage their fears. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help your child cope.
For the one in 10 people with a significant fear of needles, getting a vaccination is distressing. This can disrupt vaccination campaigns, but there are effective ways to manage pain and fear.