Every Hero
Needs a Sidekick

Help Ease the Pain of Vaccinations With emla®

Whether your child is going for a vaccine*, getting a blood test, or needs an I.V. at the hospital, emla® is there to help ease the pain and stress.

Vaccines are the most common needle procedure that children must face. 90% of 14–18 month olds, and 45% of 4–6 year olds are severely distressed by getting a needle injection.1

But with their sidekick emla®, there’s no need to fear! emla® can be purchased without a prescription from your local pharmacy and can be used on children of any age from full-term birth.

Simply apply emla® an hour before vaccinations and it will numb the skin, reducing pain. The more you can reduce the pain of vaccinations early on, the less needle fear your child will have down the road.

Choose the emla® That's Right for You

emla® Patch

Use the emla® Patch before vaccinations, needles, or having blood drawn.

Its convenient application makes it easy to use on children of all ages. If you have any questions about the use of emla®, talk to your doctor before using on your child.

emla® Cream

emla® Cream allows for application over larger surface areas.

Make sure that you speak to your doctor and review the Patient Medication Information leaflet to find out the right dose for your child.

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References & Footnotes

* emla® is approved for use with the following vaccines: MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella), DPTP (Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus-Poliovirus), Haemophilus influenzae b, and Hepatitis B.

  1. McMurtry CM et al. Far From “Just a Poke” Common Painful Needle Procedures and the Development of Needle Fear. Clin J Pain 2015;31(10S):S3-S11.