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Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) can have serious immediate and long-term effects. If you believe you may be suffering from a vaccine-related shoulder injury, you should see your doctor and contact the Center for Vaccine Shoulder Pain Recovery to learn if money is available for you.

Many individuals who are diagnosed with SIRVA related pain and injury require surgery and extensive rehabilitation in order to make a full recovery.  The Center for Vaccine Shoulder Pain Recovery can provide valuable information and resources to those suffering from SIRVA.

Below you will find information about the symptoms of SIRVA and common types of vaccine-related shoulder injuries. For information about protecting yourself from the effects of SIRVA, read Avoiding Shoulder Injuries Following Vaccinations.

Signs and Symptoms of SIRVA

For many people, sharp or stabbing shoulder pain is the first sign of SIRVA. Whether pain occurs within hours or days of receiving a flu shot or other vaccination, individuals experiencing SIRVA often report what seems like unexplained shoulder pain—not realizing the pain they experience has resulted from the improper administration of a vaccine.   For many people, the pain may begin within 0-48 hours of vaccination.  Unfortunately not all individuals suffering from SIRVA will seek immediate medical attention. Shoulder Pain Related to Vaccine Administration is often followed by one or more of as the following symptoms:

  • Limited range of motion
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Prolonged pain
  • Stiffness
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Shoulder tendonitis

If you or a loved one is experiencing the symptoms of SIRVA, scheduling an appointment with a doctor may be critical to your treatment and future care. Describing your symptoms, and mentioning your recent vaccination may be key to obtaining the proper diagnosis. While some forms of SIRVA can heal with rest, in many cases, victims may suffer chronic complications and may even require surgical intervention to obtain full recovery.  

Common Manifestations of SIRVA

Three of the most common manifestations of shoulder injury related to vaccination are: (i) rotator cuff injuries, (ii) bursitis and (iii) adhesive capsulitis.

Rotator Cuff Injuries

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint. The rotator cuff keeps the upper arm bone set within the shoulder socket, allowing free movement of the arm. When improperly administered, a vaccine injection can injure the rotator cuff, resulting in the symptoms noted above.


Bursitis is an injury or inflammation of the bursa around the shoulder joint.  A bursa can become sore and inflamed as the result of an improperly administered vaccination, resulting in stiffness, pain and reduced range of motion. 

Adhesive Capsulitis

Adhesive capsulitis (also known as “frozen shoulder”), is another manifestation of shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) that results from receipt of an improperly administered injection. Adhesive capsulitis is characterized by severe stiffness leading to extremely limited shoulder mobility. Like other forms of SIRVA, individuals who experience adhesive capsulitis often face years of symptoms and may require corrective surgery.

Are You Suffering From Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration? Contact Us today.

For more information about vaccine-related shoulder injuries such as; rotator cuff tears, adhesive capsulitis, or bursitis, contact the Center for Vaccine Shoulder Pain Recovery today. We are available to assist you in determining whether you may be entitled to seek financial compensation through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Call vaccine shoulder injury lawyer Leah Durant today at 1-844-789-2047 for your complimentary consultation.

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