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Help please? What helps when getting the flu shot?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Are you afraid of

Shots? Before you get your flu shot, breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils.
Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. This will help to calm/ relax you.

In brief: Are you afraid of

Shots? Before you get your flu shot, breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils.
Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. This will help to calm/ relax you.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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