Tips to help ease your child’s fear of vaccination

Needles. Just the idea of them can fill many of us with dread. 

For children with anxiety, needle-phobia or behavioural issues, vaccination can be a distressing and challenging process  - for everyone involved.
So how do you help your child sit still long enough to have one, and how do you help alleviate their fears?
With COVID vaccination available to kids 5 years and over from Monday 10 January, never have these questions been more important.
While there’s no one size fits all solution, we asked Child Life Therapist Janet Burke for her top tips to help parents prepare their child (and themselves!) for vaccination.

Vaccination is our best protection against COVID-19.

To find out more, including details on how to book your child’s vaccination, see NSW Health's vaccination for 5 to 11-year-olds.