When comic artist and doctor Grace Farris discovered her young son had developed a phobia of needles, she knew she needed help – especially with annual flu shots and two COVID shots in the near future. . So Farris turned to the medical literature and experts to learn how breathing techniques, distraction devices, and even bribery can help children who fear the dreaded blow.
Dr Grace Farris is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas at Dell Medical School in Austin. His book, mom milestones, comes out in the spring. You can find her on Instagram @coupdegracefarris.