Your fear of needles is not irrational but will it stop you from getting vaccinated against Covid-19?
Your palms are sweaty, your heart rate starts increasing. “It’s just a little pin prick,” they say.
But it’s not, is it? It’s a fear that’s so irrational that all any logical thought goes out the window.
Healthline, trypanophobia is an extreme fear of medical procedures involving injections or hypodermic needles.
And children, especially, are afraid of needles because they’re unused to the sensation of their skin being pricked by something sharp.
CompariSure found why some were unwilling to get vaccinated – 34% of users cited “side effects” as their main concern.
Other commonly stated reasons for rejecting the jab included “religion” (13%) and “cost/price” (16%), with approximately 40% of respondents stating “other”.
The Times Of Israel reported.
Oramed Pharmaceuticals believes that the innovation could “revolutionize coronavirus inoculation” by saving lives by speeding up the process.
“This oral vaccine could would allow us to vaccinate much quicker and much more easily. Just imagine that you don’t need to go to a clinic. The pill could even arrive in your mailbox, and you could take it in your own home,” said the company’s chief scientific officer Dr. Miriam Kidron.
Based in Johannesburg, Brian Derenberger is a Senior Editor at Healthy Organic Lifestyle.