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It’s OK if the COVID-19 Vaccine Triggers Your Fear of Needles

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I feel as though I can’t get through a conversation at the moment without having my phobia brought up. The release of the COVID-19 vaccines is an incredible thing and I feel incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to have had the first part of my vaccine.

That being said, this has proven a very tricky time for me. Needles are my phobia, also known as trypanophobia. I have had a cycle of bad needle experiences which lead to increased anxiety, which then lead to bad needle experiences.

To the point where needles have gone from an uncomfortable experience to a traumatic experience. Having this phobia is often not a problem.

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