83% of GPs who responded to a recent Ego Pharmaceuticals survey, believe that reducing people’s fear of needles could help accelerate vaccination rates in Australia1. With studies showing that around 20 – 50% of adolescents and 20-30% of young adults have a fear of needles2, it is unsurprising this issue could potentially impede vaccination uptake.
With the current international focus on the importance of compliance to vaccinations, be aware that there are options to help overcome the fear of needles, by helping to provide anaesthesia for the skin.
Over 90% of the GPs surveyed believe that use of topical anaesthetics could alleviate some of the fear around needles1.
Numit cream is a skin numbing cream which has two active ingredients (local anaesthetics) that work together to give a skin-numbing effect, so you can tough it through a range of common minor superficial medical and cosmetic procedures. Numit is proudly Australian made and owned by Ego, the experts in the science of healthy skin. Always read the label.