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The phobia that stops people getting their Covid jab

The phobia that stops people getting their Covid jab

Adam has anxiety and a phobia of needles and has twice attempted to get a Covid-19 vaccine.

Charities and those with a phobia of needles have asked to be medically exempt from any Covid passport scheme, due to their difficulties with receiving Covid-19 vaccines.

Needle phobia causes an extreme fear of injections and in many cases anxiety around just seeing a needle.

Adam, 23, from Lincolnshire has anxiety and a phobia of needles and has tried twice to get a jab. He was encouraged to come forward after seeing a clinic offering extra support for those who need it.

A spokesperson from the Department of Health and Social Care said: "We recognise some people cannot have a vaccine for medical reasons and we are working to ensure they are not disadvantaged."


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