Welcome to the Pain issue
It’s clearly painful and the fun doesn’t stop when they reach four and can run away from you to avoid that dreaded needle.
It’s why getting that much closer to the long-awaited vaccine patch is such good news for GPs.
Thankfully, it was well before my time that morphine was used to relieve pain in children. But as discussed by Dr Simon Holliday in The Interview, initiating opiates for pain relief and escalating doses on demand has been the main approach to managing pain for the last few decades.