Anxiety and stress during immunisation can be reduced by offering privacy and with calm, friendly and confident communication [Image by Mat Napo on Unsplash]
The incidence of anaphylaxis following vaccination with Pfizer–BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine is slightly higher than that of schedule vaccines, so health professionals must be able to recognise this potentially fatal condition and differentiate it from immunisation stress-related responses, explain Marleen Hart, Aimee Brass and Shelley Kininmonth
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