Category: Shoulder Injuries from Vaccines

CAN USING THE WRONG SIZE NEEDLE FOR A FLU SHOT OR TDAP VACCINATION CAUSE A SHOULDER INJURY

As detailed in prior entries, shoulder injuries can occur as a result of receiving a flu shot, Tdap, or other vaccination.  Typically, these injuries are caused from improper needle placement by the person or provider administering the shot.  However, in rare instances, the use of an improper gauge or length needle can also cause injury… Read more »

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM A SHOULDER INJURY WHEN GETTING A FLU SHOT OR OTHER VACCINATION

As detailed in prior entries, shoulder injuries can occur after the administration of a flu shot or other vaccination.  Typically, these injuries are caused from poor needle placement by the person administering the vaccine, use of an improper gauge or size needle, or a localized reaction to the vaccine serum itself. The Advisory Committee on… Read more »

HOW TO TELL BETWEEN NORMAL SHOULDER PAIN AFTER VACCINATION AND SIRVA

As we’ve detailed previously, shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (otherwise known as “SIRVA”) are the most common injuries resulting from flu shots and other vaccines. SIRVA can happen when a vaccine is injected into the capsule of your shoulder joint instead of your deltoid muscle. It can also occur if the needle being used… Read more »