All vaccines administered by injection can result in shoulder pain. By many accounts, instances of shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (also known as SIRVA) are on the rise. Experts point to a number of potential causes, but regardless of the underlying issue, the fact remains that more and more individuals are finding themselves suffering from serious shoulder injuries following vaccination.
Frozen shoulder. Sharp, stabbing pain. Limited range of motion. These are all signs that you may have suffered a shoulder injury related to vaccine administration. If you or a loved one is experiencing shoulder pain after receiving any of the vaccines listed below, we encourage you to contact us immediately. You may be entitled to payment under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
Each year, millions of Americans are vaccinated with the annual flu shot. Getting the flu shot can reduce an individual’s risk of infection by up to 60 percent, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends flu vaccinations for everyone over six months of age. The flu shot is different each year, but all formulations carry an equal risk of being diagnosed with a shoulder injury called SIRVA, or shoulder injury resulting from vaccine administration.
Hepatitis B Vaccine
At any point in time, more than a million people in the United States carry Hepatitis B. While the number of new infections has decreased dramatically since introduction of the first Hepatitis B vaccine in 1991, Hepatitis B remains a significant concern for both children and adults. There are currently four FDA-approved Hepatitis B vaccines, with a previously-used vaccine being discontinued in 2014.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine
Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) are now relatively rare thanks to widespread vaccination. The MMR vaccine is administered to children in two doses, commonly by injection in the arm. Adults who have not previously been vaccinated against MMR or who have not already had all three diseases typically receive a single injection in order to become immunized against MMR.
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and the leading cause of cervical cancer among women. The HPV Virus is also known to cause a number of other forms of cancer as well. As a result, the CDC recommends vaccination for all individuals beginning at age 11 or 12. Administered in a series of three injections, the HPV vaccine can lead to various forms of shoulder injury resulting from the improper administration of the vaccine.
Chickenpox (Varicella) Vaccine
Introduced in 1995, the chickenpox vaccine now prevents thousands of infections and hundreds of deaths every year. The CDC recommends the chickenpox vaccine for children 12 months of age and older, as well as any adults who have not previously been vaccinated. There are currently two FDA-approved vaccines for chickenpox: ProQuad and Varivax.
There are numerous FDA-approved tetanus vaccines, most of which are combined with the vaccines for diphtheria and different forms of pertussis. Tetanus, DTaP, Tdap, Td and DTP vaccines are administered in a series of five injections, with the CDC recommending booster shots for adults every 10 years.
Contact Leah Durant Today
For more information about vaccine-related shoulder injury, contact vaccine attorney Leah Durant to schedule a free consultation today. Located in Washington DC, the Center for Vaccine Shoulder Pain Recovery represents individuals claiming SIRVA injuries from all 50 states. Let us help you secure the compensation you deserve.