How to Keep Your Children Calm While Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

November 3, 2021

It’s a monumental day as the FDA and CDC give the go ahead for kids ages 5 through 11 to get vaccinated. Now if they could just get some kids to overcome their jitters about getting shots. An estimated 63% of children have a fear of needles, also known as trypanophobia. One brave girl stayed calm by holding her friend’s hand. It’s one of the many tricks kids can use to overcome their fear, says child psychiatrist Dr. Vera Feuer.

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