Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Triggered My Pharmacophobia

New medications have a big impact on my anxiety

Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash

When I arrived at the Wilmington Air Park mass vaccination center in Wilmington, Ohio, my heart rate was up before I was out of the car. As I waited in line, my anxiety was palpable.

After a quiet old woman wordlessly jabbed me in the deltoid muscle, I sat with…

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