Strategies to Reduce Anxiety and Pain Associated with Injections (18)

Positive attitudeDisplay a positive attitude through facial expressions, body language, and comments
Soft voiceUse a soft and calm tone of voice
Eye contactLook the patient in the eye
ExplanationsExplain why the vaccine is needed (e.g., “this medicine will protect you from getting sick” or “this shot is a shield to protect your body against infection”)
HonestyBe honest in explaining what to expect (e.g., do not say, “this injection won’t hurt”)