COVID-19 immunisation of severely needle phobic tamariki
Published by Auckland, Counties Manukau and Waitematā DHBs on 8/02/2022 9:26:35 AM.
A regional service is now available for severely needle phobic tamariki aged 5 to 11-years-old.
If all other primary care and community-based solutions (such as home vaccination or topical anaesthesia) have been exhausted, please refer people to this service. The clinic provides anaesthetic sedation in a positive, family-friendly environment, working with play therapy specialists. See HealthPathways: Needle Phobia and Vaccination.
Please email referrals to NRHCCVAXENQUIRIES@adhb.govt.nz, using the heading ‘Needle phobic tamariki’. The first clinic is being held this Saturday, 12 February.