Shoulder still sore after covid-19 booster

Shoulder pain is quite normal after any vaccine. But persistent shoulder pain is not. Shoulder injuries associated with the administration of a vaccine (also known as “SIRVA”) are a rare but possible event when you receive a vaccine or booster injection. Injections into the shoulder should go into the deltoid muscle.

But SIRVA occurs when a healthcare professional injects the vaccine too high or too deep into your shoulder. When not given correctly, your next booster injection can scrape your bone or nerve, or even puncture your bursa (the fluid-filled sac that protects the tendons in your shoulder).

The pain from SIRVA can be really hard to distinguish from the normal pain that occurs after a shot in your arm. But it’s important to know what to look for. Because, if left untreated, SIRVA can cause long-term problems in your shoulder over time.

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