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"Childhood immunizations provide enormous health benefits and are mainly accomplished without difficulty. However, many children struggle with strong fear or even outright phobia of getting a needle. In 2006, a British Columbia study identified practice gaps for public health nurses responding to children who strongly resist needle injection (Ives, 2007; Ives & Melrose, 2010). In 2012, the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) appended practice guidelines entitled “Reducing Immunization Pain” to the provincial immunization manual. Let’s review the nurse’s critical role in these complex situations and avoid drift from best practice." - Practice considerations when immunizing children who resist injection

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