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"There are lots of ways to deal with needle pain, fear, fainting, and phobia. Years of research have led to tried-and-tested techniques to take the pain and stress out of getting a needle. These techniques—which work well for children and adults alike—can help make vaccination a more positive experience." - Ask a Scientist: Dealing with needle pain and fear

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Ask a Scientist: Dealing with needle pain and fear

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