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Dr. Amy Baxter was one of several experts consulted for this article by Hillel Hoffmann for the Medical Bag website. There are several Q&A that help explain the impact of needle fear on public health. The medical community needs to recognize that needle fear is real and common.
Addressing needle fear is critical to the public health plan for the rollout of the COVID vaccine. Dr. Baxter has researched vaccine refusal for 15 years. Her recent data indicates that identifying anxiety and reducing pain with the first injection could dramatically improve the second #COVID19 vaccine uptake by as much as 35% and help save lives.
In her first video of 2021, Dr. Baxter covers the realities of a massive vaccine rollout. Is the COVID Vaccine roll-out as slow as we think it is? Are people jumping the line? What role might children’s hospitals play in vaccinating large numbers of adults? What about those new strains? These questions and many more, answered.
New research from The Journal of the American Medical Association (“JAMA”) covers concerns people have about taking the recently approved COVID vaccines. Dr. Baxter discusses several of these concerns.
Adult needle fear and fainting are public health threats that could defeat herd immunity. People are dying from COVID-19.
Reminder when thinking about the numbers: divide the number of available doses by two because this is a 2-dose vaccine.
CDC guidance on isolation and quarantine. Isolation: you are sick or test positive and keep away from others. Quarantine: you keep away from others IN CASE you get sick or contagious.