Tips for helping kids overcome their fear of needles

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that
children receive

dozens of vaccinations between birth and 18 years of age

. With so many shots needed during early childhood, it’s no wonder many
kids are afraid to go to the doctor. But helping your kids overcome their
fear of needles and shots is important. Not only will it make getting shots
easier for them; it will also help them build resilience, teach them about
the need for preventive medicine and


, and ensure they don’t avoid critical health care as they grow older. Are
you looking to help your little one move past their fear? Here are five
tips to get you started:

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