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2022 Jan 28

J Hand Surg Glob Online

Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration: Diagnosis and Management.


Wood CT, Ilyas AM
J Hand Surg Glob Online. 2022 Jan 28.
PMID: 35128359.


Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) is a rare but potentially debilitating injury characterized by persistent shoulder pain, typically occurring within 48 hours of intramuscular deltoid vaccine administration. With over 150 million flu vaccines being administered in the United States each year, and the US Centers for Disease Control's goal of immunizing greater than 70% of the population for the coronavirus disease 2019 virus, cases of SIRVA can be expected to rise.