What is needle phobia? Needle phobia is a fear of medical procedures that involve needles or injections.

It is very common, affecting at least one in 10 people, and is nothing to be ashamed of. Fortunately, simple exercises and practice can help to overcome it. 

Flu vaccine and Covid-19 booster

If you're a frontline health and social care worker, you should get your flu vaccine through your employer. They may give you the vaccine at your workplace through the occupational health scheme. If you're eligible for the free flu vaccine, it's likely you can get the coronavirus (COVID-19) seasonal booster. Find out more.

Do you feel dizzy or faint at the sight of needles? Does your heart start to race? Do you feel nausea or vomitting? You might have a needle phobia. Visit our dedicated resource page for advice on how to overcome your fear. 

Watch this short video below by Glory, Keeping Well BLMK Assistant Psychologist to explain needle phobia and useful techniques to try. 
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