Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration

There are numerous vaccine-related injuries reported in VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) that federal government agencies maintain to track such injuries.

VAERS is co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to its website.

Vaccine damage reports can be made in three formats:

  1. Online at Instructions for Completing the VAERS On-Line Form
  2. By faxing a request to (877) 721-0366
  3. By mail: Mail a completed VAERS Form to VAERS, P.O. Box 1100, Rockville, MD 20849-1100. A pre-paid postage stamp is included on the back of the form.

During the September 2-3, 2010, Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines meeting held in Rockville, Maryland, we heard of a “new” type of vaccine injury that is surfacing that these agencies want to track. It’s called Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration, or SIRVA, for which the CDC and FDA are working on a reporting protocol and information bulletin. The damage centers on the shoulder and/or upper arm where a vaccine was administered. Many people complain of experiencing tremendous pain after receiving a vaccination. Sometimes there is an inability to use the affected arm.

Some of the symptoms and/or diagnoses can be: arm pain, shoulder pain, shoulder dysfunction, frozen shoulder, adhesive capsulitis, shoulder bursitis, and brachial neuritis.

Interestingly, and according to those who are working on the new project, all those complaining about SIRVA had no prior shoulder problems to receiving a vaccination. Within 24 hours of the injected vaccine, 93 percent had suffered shoulder pain with 54 percent complaining of immediate pain.

According to those damaged, they believe the vaccination was given too high up on the arm and resulted in limited range of motion, pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness. Subsequent MRIs performed on 69 percent of those complaining with symptoms revealed:

  • Fluid collection in the deep deltoid muscle or overlying tendons
  • Bursitis
  • Fluid greater than typically seen in the bursa
  • Tendonitis
  • Subchondral changes with severe tendonitis in one patient [1]

The symptoms can last from months into years. Of those studied, less than one third experienced complete recovery.

What seems to be contributing to SIRVA ranges from improper angle and/or position of the inserted hypodermic syringe (needle) to over penetration of the deltoid muscle, which can occur when there is not a heavy body mass. Muscle mass may be an issue. Too long a needle length will cause damage. Furthermore, previous rotator cuff damage may be aggravated due to inflammation of surrounding tissue.

One conclusion emanating from the research indicates

Shoulder pain and dysfunction can occur as a result of improper vaccination technique or inappropriate needle length. [2]

A preliminary technique for administrating vaccinations that is coming out of the research is that those who administer vaccines need to receive an updated proper procedure protocol that includes having both the vaccinator and the person being vaccinated seated, so that both their arms are at parallel levels and not have one above with the other below so that the jab goes into the upper deltoid or near the shoulder.

Another recommendation is that since fainting is common during vaccination, the person being vaccinated should be seated or, I think, lying down.

Needle length should be determined by body mass index (BMI) so that too large a needle that will over penetrate is not used.

The information above is based upon the work of Dr. Tom Ryan, HRSA, DVIC, Dr. Robert Lightfoot, Division of Rheumatology, University of Kentucky, and Dr. Rosemary Johann-Liang, Chief Medical Officer, HRSA, DVIC, and Dr. Sarah Antanasoff. Personally, I can’t thank them enough for this innovative approach to eliminating vaccine adverse effects.

During the meeting we heard that HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) claims were second to the 2009 H1N1 flu claims being filed. It would seem that adverse reaction events might be overwhelming the vaccine program, especially now with this ‘new’ one making its presence known.

As a consumer health researcher and writer/reporter, I think word ought to get out as quickly as possible to physicians, nurses, pharmacies, senior citizen centers, all school health clinics, and any persons who administer vaccines about the recommendations for precluding SIRVA so as to protect the public from additional vaccine damage.

Resource

[1] The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation Update Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccine Meeting Sept. 2, 2010, PowerPoint Presentation

[2] Ibid

  • Adrienne Crampton

    Why has it taken this long to recognise these injuries? Saw brachial neuropathy 30 years ago due to tetanus vaccination.

  • http://vactruth.com Jeffry John

    Vaccination is a surgical procedure. I wouldn’t be surprised if they find massive amount of injuries that are undocumented.

  • Laraine C. Abbey RN, MS, CNS

    As an attendee, along with Catherine, at the ACCV meeting I want to note that during the presentation, there was no clarity about how the vaccinations were causing the shoulder injuries. They were theorizing, and the one conclusion they came up with was an attempt to explain the phenomena. The conclusion about errors of technique or needle length may by incorrect or one of a group of factors involved. The possibility that a vaccine toxic brew could cause shoulder damage would not be a surprise to me.
    Further, as I think of it, it seems to me that in recent years I keep hearing about more and more people with rotator cuff damage and now I am wondering how much of this is contributed by shoulder vaccine injections.

  • David Sevier

    Is there a way to find the referenced information from the Sep 2010 meeting? Doesn’t come up on a search.
    My spouse, a DrPH, recently experienced exactly what is described and is now in recovery. We simply wish to inform our (military health) system about the problem of inappropriate immunization / “improper angle and/or position of the inserted hypodermic syringe (needle) to over penetration of the deltoid muscle…” to avoid future issues. Thanks.

  • Anna Nations

    FOUND THIS WHILE SEARCHING FOR INFO/FACTS/TREATMENTS…VERY INTERESTING. MY BOSSES WIFE WHO ALSO REC’D THE SHOT THE DAY I DID IS GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING WHICH GIVES CREDIBILITY TO THE “IMPROPER TECHNIQUE” THEORY. BELOW IS MY EXPERIENCE AND TODAY IT HAS BEEN ALMOST A MONTH SINCE MY VACCINE.

    I got the flu shot this year as I do every year. That was almost 3 weeks ago and my arm/shoulder still hurts. It was so bad that last week I went to the doc after reading threads like this online. He said we could spend a lot of money on tests (which may come back inconclusive) and physical therapy (which may not really speed up the healing process) but in the end it is probably just a matter of time. He DID give me a steriod pack which I finished yesterday morning…the last pill. The steriods helped immediately, however today when I woke up the stiffness is back in the shoulder and I am hoping it doesn’t get worse.

    At its worst, the pain was so bad that when I tried to remove my gown over my head I doubled over…unable to the complete the task. I had tingling and numbness in my arm and fingers, and down into my shoulder blade. I have never had anything from past flu shots other than a little arm soreness that lasted a couple of days. This is different. Like the others we believed that the shot was a little high and also towards the back of the shoulder.

    Because of a lowered kidney function my doc has told me to limit NSAID intake. This is bad news since that is the only thing that actually helped the pain. Since I can’t afford expensive tests or PT right now (and from reading the blog they don’t really seem to help much in the diagnosis or recovery) I’m gonna give it a little time…unless it gets worse and becomes unbearable again. I plan to keep checking back here and reporting the progress. I DID feel better after reading the posts because I realized this was apparently not just some funky anomaly that only I was experiencing.

    UPDATE: Well I went back to the doc Friday afternoon. I told him how the Medrol pak helped and how the pain had returned within 24 hours of the last pill. That the only thing that would touch the pain were NSAIDs. So, since I normally stay away from steriods he said another round of Medrol would be OK. Also he said because the kidney function number he was concerned about was so close to normal and the BUN and Creatine numbers were normal, he was going to put me back on Mobic once I hit the 3-pill day of the Medrol pak. I also shared with him what I have learned from this site and others. So the game plan is to follow Medrol with Mobic and give it a couple more weeks. If the pain is not much improved he will refer me to a shoulder doc for evaluation and possible cortisone injection. Honestly I cannot afford expensive PT right now but HAVE been doing gentle stretches, etc. Knock on wood but I don’t seem to have any range of motion issues if I can stand the pain. So, today shoulder is kinda achy but tolerable, today is 3-pill day so I will start the Mobic tonight. I should know by the end of the week if there is any improvement.

  • Kris Fox

    Well this is very disturbing to read since I had my Tetanus shot on the 16th of Dec 2010. My left shoulder still hurts to the point I can hardly get a shirt on. I have a tatoo on that shoulder and the trainee at the Base hospital gave me the shot high up to miss the tatoo. I told her it would not effect anything but she put the shot high anyway. This is ironic I guess, since I just had surgery on my right shoulder to repair a Labral tear thats been causing me pain for 10 years. Now as soon as thats feeling better they screw up my left shoulder. I suppose I’ll make another doctors appointment to figure out how to fix this mess. I will be filling a complaint with the hospital in hopes these people get the proper training in order to prevent these unnessesary problems.

  • Lorijbaca

    Hi, My name is Lori I got that same shot 09-15-10. Still in alot of pain. Like you my shot was given very high in my right arm, she was standing up the shot is to be given lower in you arm while they are sitting down or level with you .A MRI showed a tear in my right shoulder. From what i have understood is that the pain can last from months to years. Keep track of all you expenses. i hope you feel betetr soon.

  • Bill Barboza

    On Dec.23rd 2010 I made a very BIG mistake,I received the three in one h1n1 with the 2 types of seasonal flu,received the injection at a local pharmacy(the most painful injection I’ve ever had)That night fever,body pain and chills this lasted two days. I called the CDC they said not to worry just common effects.The site of injection hurt but not debilitating,then with in a few days the bursa began to HURT! fluid build up to the point I had to use my other arm and hand to move the right arm and forget sleeping, and this is still going on to a lesser degree.After seeing doctors twice they did order me an MRI,not good! fluid in bursa and damage to the rotator cuff.Surgery in mid-April ,its going to be a long hard road of pain.Oh yeah I’m really PO……! Incompetence –incompetence!! its everywhere,I should have given my decision more thought my mistake.96 miserable days and counting.This situation has made my life unbearable at times but I’ll hang-in there…..

  • http://vactruth.com Jeffry John Aufderheide

    Thank you for sharing your story, Bill. We wish you a speedy recovery from your pain and unfortunate situation. Please drop us a line and let us know how you are doing afterwards.

  • Juliaandbill

    hello Jeffry,Well had the surgery.You would probable ask,” how did it go?”I would answer “thank God it’s over and behind me.I had a very good surgeon and support team,very progressive,no Anchors used, I’m lucky so far. The doc feels that the pharmacist didn’t miss place the injection,so he’s off the hook.The belief is that I had a inflammatory reaction starting with an uncontrollable Bursitis and limited space within the Acromion Process causing an impingement leaving in its wake 2 small tears and a larger tear.All of this starting from the H1n1 + 2seasonal flu vaccine,this is still going on. I’ve started PT, there’s not much joy in this life yet physically and at times mentally, very painful.I just hope the doctor writes this proving to a larger degree the Vaccination Truth! Oh yeah still dealing with the inflammatory reaction so its not over yet just hoping for relief.Thank you for your time.BB

  • Juliaandbill

     Hey Jeffry,this Saturday 5-21-2011 will be the 150th day that I have been dealing with this problem,some improvement.Still much pain and not seeing light at the end of this miserable tunnel, I can only hope at this point things will get better soon.It’s very depressing at times which makes life uncomfortable for not only me but my wife too,she’s suffers with me.This proves the fact these problems effect many people not only the injured party….Thank you….Bill

  • Katherine

    Hello Anna:
    I am wondering how  your are doing? I received a flu shot, as I normally do during the last week of August and after two wks the pain in my shoulder had become unbearable.  I have not tried any medrol dost paks, or steroid injections.  I’m wondering how your pain is doing, and has it resolved?  since today is friday (night), I plan on contacting the CDC to see what other recommendations they may have to offer?  This pain may make me stop getting flu shots, which I’ve done for years (since I’m an ER phyisican,  this sucks!!!)

    Katherine

  • Psigler

    It has been three weeks now, since I received my flu shot. It was also given too high in my arm I think. I have been putting heat on it daily and no relief. First I had a large lump at the injection site and then an enormous black and blue mark, now pain in arm on lifting or touching. Is this going to ever go away. Was a nerve hit, or what happened??

  • Rose

    I have been in severe pain for a month since getting flu shot. After multiple doctor appointments including x ray & MRI the orthopedic doctor said I had a partial interstitial tear in subscapularis tendon (think rotator cuff), partial longitudinal split, severe tendinitis of supraspinatus tendon & inflammation plus other milder issues. I had no injury in this area & I am not active so could not have done anything to injure myself so I am convinced it was from the flu shot. Which by the way in over 15 years of shots I have never had one given so high up, never herd a pop (as I did with this shot when he removed needle) & never had any reactions before.

  • Anonymous

    My story continues but for the most part my LEFT shoulder (the flu shot one) is much better. Medrol immediately relieved my pain, which returned when I finished the pack. We got the shots at my work and the wives of both my boss and my co-worker had the same problem. One is my age around 50, the other mid 30’s. That’s 3 of the 5 females vaccinated here. The younger one recovered after a few months. Mine didn’t get noticably better until around four months (January 2011) and has slowly improved since then. If I really overdo it even now I can tell a difference from “pre-shot” but it does not really hurt. My bosses wife is still having problems. She went through intensive physical therapy that I didn’t. I have a theory (just my opinion) that while it is important to keep it moving to prevent frozen shoulder, I feel (based on other’s experiences) that TOO aggresive physical therapy is not the best approach. It seems to aggrevate the inflamation.My new issue is my right shoulder. After all those months of sleeping on only my right side I started noticing soreness. Then I got really sick around the holidays and spent about a week in bed…on my right shoulder. Turns out I have a bit of arthritis in my AC joint where the collar bone joins the top of the shoulder blade. So it flared up and was very painful for about six months. That, thankfully, is now easing but neither shoulder is getting a flu shot this year. Even if given properly I’m afraid the proximity to either shoulder just might cause a flare up. I may ask about getting it in the Glute or Thigh muscle at my local clinic. I was always pro flu vaccine but the level and duration of the pain I went through has made me rethink.If you read my posts on EmpowHer, http://www.empowher.com/community/ask/it-normal-my-arm-muscle-my-shoulder-hurt-2-weeks-after-flu-shot?page=40 WebMD, http://forums.webmd.com/3/cold-and-flu-exchange/forum/3760?pg=5 and MedHelp http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Senior-Health/Side-affect-of-flu-shot/show/350590
     you will have access to a lot of the resources I did. They have been aware of this “anomoly” since around 2007 when it was 1st noticed and published. Summer of 2010 at a convention of VICAP’s Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines it even warranted a few pages of their Power Point presentation. Some of the figures? Of those with shoulder issues, 82% were female with a mean age of 52. Pain onset less than 24 hrs later (mine was about 6 hrs) in 91% with 64% recalling immediate pain. Diagnoses: bursitis, rotator cuff injury, adhesive capsulitis. Sound familiar?My bosses wife was diagnosed with bursitis, her doc thinks the vaccine was injected directly into the bursa. I’m thinking mine may have been around the bicep tendon because of the symptoms I was having, but that is just a guess. I never had an MRI ($$$) or PT ($$$) because based on what I read online from other victims neither seemed to be a sure fire cure. I just didn’t have the money to spend on something that prob wouldn’t work or a test that was “inconclusive.” The only thing that seemed to help was time and possibly lots of it. I believe (and again, just my opinion I am not a doctor) based on all the info I have gathered that these symptoms are the result of a faulty injection…most likely too high on the shoulder. Since the problem affects middle aged females in higher percentages, I’m thinking maybe a combination of lower muscle mass plus that group’s higher suseptability to frozen shoulder. If you look at the Deltoid muscle, the upper third has significantly less mass than the lower 2/3. So, older women with generally less muscle mass more prone to inflammation given the shot high in the upper third thinner part of the delt equals problems. The needle seems to pass through the muscle entirely placing the vaccine where it doesn’t need to be. And it is prob not the dead flu bug causing the uproar…more likely the preservatives, mercury, etc. all the other nasty stuff in the cocktail.I also just found this new link. I don’t believe it was available last year when I did all my research. I hope the link posts correctly but it seems that the issue discussed in the summer of 2010 (the Power Point presentation I mentioned just touched on SIRVA) was summed up and published in a comprehensive PDF document. About 20 pages are devoted entirely to this issue…basically what we have already kinda/sorta figured out ourselves but here they go into detail. Good stuff! Still no suggestions of what to do ONCE YOU ARE INJURED to get better, mostly on prevention and better training of those administering the vaccines…good reading.http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/accvtranscript9310.pdf

    There is a published article in a Vaccine medical journal but you cannot access it unless you are a doctor or pay $30+.  SO…I think they are aware of the issues now…finally!

    So I DO think you will get well over time. Depending on your specifics prob a matter of months. BUT it does get better! Good luck and keep us posted!!!

  • Shoulderpainfromhell

    OMG!  All of these posts are way too familiar! I am a nurse and received the mandatory flu vaccine about October 1, 2011. I too immediately felt the pain and immobility. My shot WAS given in the bursa sac. I went to the ER doc where I work and they did an x-ray (not sure why?) and of course it showed nothing. He diagnosed me with bursitis. Nothing touches the pain and it is unbearable at night. I sleep 2-3 hours then awake from the aching and sharp pains. Then I can’t stay awake in the daytime. I have to use my right arm to “move” my left arm around – like a flaccid arm from a stroke. At about 4 weeks, I finally went to one of the hospital docs because the pain was not much better. Same diagnosis. He advised me he does not “do” pain meds when I expressed the amount of pain I was having especially at night.  I suggested Naproxen and he agreed. That didn’t help either with the terrible aching and I will describe my pain this way: If the current 94 million dollar winning lotto ticket was on the wall shoulder height and all I had to do was lift my shoulder to the wall and take it, I would just have to cry over the loss of the 94 million, because there is no way I can lift my shoulder! I have no ability to move my shoulder!

    Went back to the same doc yesterday (about 5 weeks now). The weekend before I saw some great improvement for some reason (no meds) and then when I got off shift (work 3 12hour shifts) it flared up again with a vengance! I told him it is worse than before and asked if I could be having an immune response and he said no that that would have already happened if it was that. (Don’t know if I agree). Reluctantly, he ordered an MRI and I had to practically beg for some pain meds. (still can’t sleep) He prescribed Norco 5/325mg which is the lowest dose with a big 6 day supply! Took two of those last night at bedtime hoping to sleep along with a benedryl (the vicodin makes me itch) and managed to get 4-5 hours sleep.

    The same doc called me yesterday to let me know the MRI came back showing a little too much fluid in my bursa sac and he added “that’s all”!  Well, the “that’s all” is making my life hell right now! So, I’m supposed to go see the ortho doc today and we’ll see what he recommends.

    I don’t know if it’s the 0.5 ml of extra fluid in the bursa sac (not much huh?) or if my body is reacting the contents of the injection as an antigen, but I do know I can’t move my shoulder and the pain is incredible. Oh yeah. The workman’s comp representative was really nice when I showed some improvement, but when I phoned him back to advise of the relapse and worsening condition, he was not so nice.

  • http://twitter.com/Twilightseven twilight N

    Good I”m not the only one dealing with this. I hate to think I may have to live with this pain for years. The Flu shot was given in my left shoulder.  I attended a drive-thru flu shot event in Edmond, Oklahoma. I really think the nurses were not paying any attention or putting a lot of thought in to where they were giving the shot.  It was outside at like 7:30 in the morning.  All the nurses were talking and to me they just seemed like they wanted to rush things so they can get through as many people as possible and get back inside in the warmth. It was a chilly morning when they did this outside.  Not sure why on earth they would want to do this outside in the early morning anyway…but they did.  The nurse was standing kind of over me as I was in the car when she administered the shot which like you said, was too high up on the shoulder.  And the strangest thing was, was she never swabbed down the arm, or stuck a band-aid over it like I’ve gotten for about 20 yrs before.  To others that might not sound strange, but it sure seemed strange to me.
    My arm started hurting an hour after i got the shot.  A friend suggested I might have just slept on the arm wrong, but its been hurting for two weeks now.  I know its a little premature maybe to post that my arm is still in a lot of pain. I also don’t have a lot of money (like a girl posted on another website on the same type of thread topic) so there’s no chance of PT or MRI’s.  So it looks like I’m just going to have to deal with it and take pain medication where I can.  I am so glad that I didn’t get in my right arm.  But so very frustrated that my left arm has to hurt this long.  And unfortuantlly I can’t really stop using my left arm.  Since I work in a school kitchen, I can’t take off from work to hopefully let it heal up, especially if you all are saying it could last for years.
    It hurts to brush my hair, to scrub my hair in the shower, to change clothing, to do a number of things at work, among other things that require the use of both arms. Even simple stretching can be extremely painful.    Oh and my shoulder pops randomly now which has never occured before I got the shot.  I also am not sure I want to get another flu shot. 

  • Psigler

    So what do we all do now, suffer forever because of a flu shot administered wrong. I didn’t get a bandaid either, I thought that was strange.  I contacted Customer Relations at Walgreen Administration, they are to call me back in 48 hrs. We will see, if there is anything they can do or shine some light on what has happened. I don’t want to suffer any longer. I had my flu shot in September and the pain has not yet let up.

  • Jeff Conken

    I received a Tetanus vaccination on 10/24/11 and my left shoulder pain (in my rotator area) is getting progressively worse.  The nurse gave me the shot way too high in my arm and actually gave me the shot in the rotator cuff area.  This report is very disturbing. 

  • Marnee

    Got my shot Dec. 13, 2011, can’t hold a serving dish in one arm, lift or reach at a diagonal or straight in front.  Need 3 Advils to sleep,  still have throbbing, and must sleep on my back. Injection given high up on the arm, 1st time ever in that location.  Had a Dtap 4 weeks earlier and after a week of soreness, like a black and blue mark, it went away. What do I do? Pharmacist says it is the first he’s heard of it. Sent him this article. Warned all my friends about getting shots up on the arm.  No more shots for me.

  • Marnee

    Forgot to mention. Filed a VAERS report. Encourage everyone who experienced this damage to file one as well.  Inexcusable damage if knowledge was had as far back as 2007. Who does one sue?

  • Sfunderburke

    I recieved a flu shot on October 16, 2011.  My shoulder hasn’t been the same since.  I kept thinking it would go away but not yet and now it is Jan 2012.  I got it done at a Walgreens.  Before I had always gotten one at my doctors office. I thought it seemed like he did it kind of high up on the arem.   Lesson learned I guess.  Anyone can jab a needle…..Hopefully this will eventually go away?  I have four children, one is a heavy baby and I carry him on that side – what a mess.

  • Sfunderburke

    I recieved a flu shot on October 16, 2011.  My shoulder hasn’t been the same since.  I kept thinking it would go away but not yet and now it is Jan 2012.  I got it done at a Walgreens.  Before I had always gotten one at my doctors office. I thought it seemed like he did it kind of high up on the arem.   Lesson learned I guess.  Anyone can jab a needle…..Hopefully this will eventually go away?  I have four children, one is a heavy baby and I carry him on that side – what a mess.

  • Mirshapiro

    Same with me. Flu shot Oct. 28, 2011, now it’s Feb. 2, 2012, with no end to the pain sight. Physical therapy didn’t help. Cortisone shot 2 weeks ago, little improvement. Does anyone know where we should turn to for help?

  • Daphne

    I believe this happened to my Mother.  Has anyone experienced any improvement using reflexology or lymphatic drainage massage or essentials or herbs?  Thank you in advance!

  • LindaC

    I thought I was the only person dealing with this condition until now. Got a flu shot in October 2011 from a nurse at a medical care facility. At first they blew me off, saying the pain was normal (I had received flu shots there in past years.) and doc there finally saw me three weeks later. He suggested I had a pre-existing case of bursitis that was aggravated by the needle. After an MRI showed swelling, I was told to see an orthopedic specialist, who gave me a cortisone shot. That worked, but now, almost 30 days later, the pain returned with a vengeance. Sleeping at night is awful. I’m heading back to orthopedist today. He’s tops in his field but I’m not sure he’s seen a lot of this before.

  • lizzie

    I also received my flu shot this year oct. 20/11 and the second the pharmisist put the needle way to high on my shoulder I knew I was in for trouble.  I cant even explain the pain as he pushed it in and when he was pulling it out it was even worse.  I couldnt move the arm at all.  I am now in therapy three times a week.  Costing alot of money.  I have seen some inprovment but the pain is still unbearable. cant even wash my own hair.  cant pick up the grand children. cant sleep. etc.
    In going on the computer I can not believe how many people have been put through this horrendous pain for no reason at all.  I also can not believe that our so called governor of nys signed a bill to allow a pharmisist to give shots after just a few hours of training.  maybe we should get one of the pharmisists to give him the needle…..what upsets me more than the pain is that this is happening and our goverment and health officials are aware of this major problem and have done nothing about correcting it. what can we the people do to protect ourselves from situations such as this? what recost do we have to having our bodies damaged due to an in correctly injected needle? where is the justice for the person going thru this horrendous pain for who knows how long?  does someone have an answer to those questoions because if you do I would love to hear them. thank you

  • James

    I recieved a Meningococcal vacine 3 weeks ago and now my arm aches all the time at first just at the site for a few days now at the shoulder and tingling and numbness all the way down my arm

  • James

    I recieved a Meningococcal vacine 3 weeks ago and now my arm aches all the time at first just at the site for a few days now at the shoulder and tingling and numbness all the way down my arm

  • Cyclesooz

     Wow, I’m another one!  I’m also a nurse and of course the flu shot is mandatory for my job.  Got the flu shot on Oct. 6, 2011 and although it didn’t hurt going in, the pain started a couple hours afterwards and slowly got worse and worse to the point I could not move my arm.  Pain and immobility (unable to do ADLs–activities of daily living) caused me to take 2 months off of work. Fortunately I was able to claim state disability. Got an MRI (Bursitis, impingement, rotator cuff tear, tendinopathy of the long head of the biceps, subscapularis & supraspinatus tendons)  If I were you “shoulderpainfromhell” I would get a copy of your MRI and go see a different ortho doc.  I was on a medrol pak (twice) It helped but of course, pain got bad again.  Also got Physical therapy–which really didn’t help.  I take Meloxicam (Mobic) every day and THAT does help.  It is now 5 months since the shot and it IS better BUT I still have pain moving it certain ways.  Can’t swim–which I used to do for exercise.  Also I still cannot sleep on that side!  My ortho doc did not believe it was from the shot, but of course I know without a doubt it was.  But at least he believed my pain was real–the MRI confirmed that!   I filled out a VAERS report, as I hope everybody on this forum is doing!  I’m not sure, but I think after 6 months, you can file a claims with the CDC or FDA??  But you must start by filling out a VAERS.  I also came across a research paper where the authors hypothesized that the vaccine is being injected into the subdeltoid bursa causing a “robust local inflammatory and immune response.”  It is also possible that the injections are being given too high up in the deltoid and also that the needles being used are not the proper length.  (I found out the nurse who gave me my injection used a 1 1/2in needle–the recommended length is a 1/2 or 5/8 in needle).  The person giving the injection is also supposed to be sitting while the patient is sitting–this is to ensure the proper angle and height of injection in the arm.  I’m sure not many people are aware of this. 
    I see my ortho doc again next week and I think I’m going to try a cortisone shot. I’m glad I can work again, but I’m still bummed I can’t swim like I used to.  I wonder if I’ll ever be able to again.

  • Cyclesooz

     Wow, I’m another one!  I’m also a nurse and of course the flu shot is mandatory for my job.  Got the flu shot on Oct. 6, 2011 and although it didn’t hurt going in, the pain started a couple hours afterwards and slowly got worse and worse to the point I could not move my arm.  Pain and immobility (unable to do ADLs–activities of daily living) caused me to take 2 months off of work. Fortunately I was able to claim state disability. Got an MRI (Bursitis, impingement, rotator cuff tear, tendinopathy of the long head of the biceps, subscapularis & supraspinatus tendons)  If I were you “shoulderpainfromhell” I would get a copy of your MRI and go see a different ortho doc.  I was on a medrol pak (twice) It helped but of course, pain got bad again.  Also got Physical therapy–which really didn’t help.  I take Meloxicam (Mobic) every day and THAT does help.  It is now 5 months since the shot and it IS better BUT I still have pain moving it certain ways.  Can’t swim–which I used to do for exercise.  Also I still cannot sleep on that side!  My ortho doc did not believe it was from the shot, but of course I know without a doubt it was.  But at least he believed my pain was real–the MRI confirmed that!   I filled out a VAERS report, as I hope everybody on this forum is doing!  I’m not sure, but I think after 6 months, you can file a claims with the CDC or FDA??  But you must start by filling out a VAERS.  I also came across a research paper where the authors hypothesized that the vaccine is being injected into the subdeltoid bursa causing a “robust local inflammatory and immune response.”  It is also possible that the injections are being given too high up in the deltoid and also that the needles being used are not the proper length.  (I found out the nurse who gave me my injection used a 1 1/2in needle–the recommended length is a 1/2 or 5/8 in needle).  The person giving the injection is also supposed to be sitting while the patient is sitting–this is to ensure the proper angle and height of injection in the arm.  I’m sure not many people are aware of this. 
    I see my ortho doc again next week and I think I’m going to try a cortisone shot. I’m glad I can work again, but I’m still bummed I can’t swim like I used to.  I wonder if I’ll ever be able to again.

  • Kmacdonald

    I recently retired from the U.S. Navy Reserves.  In 2008, I was mobilized for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan.  We received numerous vaccinations prior to deployment.  While I was overseas, I began experiencing pain in my left shoulder.  I was unable to lift my arm above my shoulder without pain.  A Master Chief I was serving with was also experiencing the same pain.  He was told by medical that it was the most common injury over there and the result of a strain from the armored vests we were required to wear.  The pain stayed with me the entire deployment and while demobilizing I made sure a note was added to my medical record,  For almost a year,  I experienced the pain.  I had to sleep with my arm straight by my side and could barely lift my arm over my head. Then one morning I noticed a large cyst like pimple on my upper shoulder that didn’t look right.  It looked deep, almost like and abscess. I barely squeezed my shoulder to take a look, and it exploded.  I don’t mean to sound gross, but a lot of  stuff came out that looked like it had been there a while.  There also appeared to be a red line coming from deep within my shoulder.  From that instance, I never again had any pain and have full range of motion in that arm.  I was curious if anyone else had had a similar experience with shots received in the military.  While searching,  I found this post.  I am sure there are others who believe it was just a shoulder strain.       

  • Eicnj

     This is crazy…I’m 62 years old and never had a problem before. My injections have been minimal because I am fairly healthy but a recent tetnus shot has ruined my shoulder. I thought the injection shot was to high up the shoulder and I felt some pain during its admission but 5 days later I have to use my other arm to move the one injected because of the severe pain. Why is no one talking about this? How can such a thing still be happening. I read the replys above and am shocked at the severity of this. I can’t afford months or years of this. Can nothing be done? I don’t want a band aid I want it cured. We need to band together and sue. They should have had an SOP long ago to fix this problem. Golf was the only thing I enjoyed and now its gone for what maybe years.

  • Sianna

    I have a frozen shoulder. I am sure it is as a result of two hepatitis vaccines I received – one year apart. My condition started a few weeks after the second vaccine. I can think of no other reason why this would occur.  I am fit, swim regularly, do yoga, had no previous injury in this joint. It came out of nowhere and nobody could give me a reason for it.

  • Sianna

    I have a frozen shoulder. I am sure it is as a result of two hepatitis vaccines I received – one year apart. My condition started a few weeks after the second vaccine. I can think of no other reason why this would occur.  I am fit, swim regularly, do yoga, had no previous injury in this joint. It came out of nowhere and nobody could give me a reason for it.

  • Clbwolfe

    I am recovering from shoulder surgery due to,an MA injecting a flu shot into the bursa. It’s been over 6 months, and we tried cortisone injections, physical therapy and a hose of other treatments before surgery. It was injected right at top of shoulder underneath the bone. It did hurt and the problems started later that same day. What has anyone done about this? Has insurance given anyone any grief over this? Thanks

  • lizzie

    I am in total agreement with you.  Some how some way people need to band together and stop this from happening, but how?  I have been in therapy 3x a week since oct. 2011.  The pain is unreal.  Shot from pharmisist way to high.  how do we stop this? any ideas?

  • Eve Bunting

    I have been suffering from frozen shoulder for over 2 years. It is mostly healed but still hurts. I haven’t gotten flu shots since then and now I have the flu, so I am considering taking the oral flu vaccine next year. I am very thin and now I can see that is probably why I developed the frozen shoulder. 

  • lizzie

    I am sorry to hear that after two years you still have pain.  I have been going thru it since oct.2010.  The pain is unreal.  And the worst part about it is I GOT THE FLU any way……

  • Liddy

     Don’t despair Eicnj.  Sometimes things get better sooner than years.  I was lucky.  Had flu jab last October; had two months of pain and severely restricted mobility of left arm, then two months when mobility worse but pain gone, then in February, still pain-free, mobility gradually returning.  This month, March, it’s still improving and nearly back to normal.  I feel really sorry for those who are suffering worse and longer but am writing this for new sufferers to realise that it’s not always a sentence for years.  My doctor didn’t accept that my frozen shoulder was down to the flu jab but I’m sure it was.

  • Liddy

     Don’t despair Eicnj.  Sometimes things get better sooner than years.  I was lucky.  Had flu jab last October; had two months of pain and severely restricted mobility of left arm, then two months when mobility worse but pain gone, then in February, still pain-free, mobility gradually returning.  This month, March, it’s still improving and nearly back to normal.  I feel really sorry for those who are suffering worse and longer but am writing this for new sufferers to realise that it’s not always a sentence for years.  My doctor didn’t accept that my frozen shoulder was down to the flu jab but I’m sure it was.

  • Sgould5

    I received a tetanus shot 9/5/11, my pain is getting worse.  I am going for therapy, and no one including Doctors will believe it has to do with the shot.  What do we do?

  • Kevindonohoe

    HAD FLU JAB IN RIGHT ARM 6 MONTHS AGO AND PAIN STILL IN UPPER ARM/SHOULDER .I FIND IT HARD TO RAISE MY ARM OUT OF MY JACKET POCKET & ALSO LIFT OF STEERING WHEEL WHEN DRIVING,I CAN SQUEEZE WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM BUT LIFTING BRINGS ON SEVERE PAIN STRAIGHT AWAY. AM CONVINCED IT IS DOWN  TO FLU JAB AS IT STARTED THE DAY AFTER. AM TODAY GCOING BACK TO SEE GP.

  • Sgould5

    So sorry to hear that.  I wish the Dr’s would pay attention, and believe that the pain is due to a shot.  They don’t seem to want to believe that is the problem.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mare.ingermann Mare Barlow Ingermann

    I developed bursitis after a tetanus shot about 23 years ago, and I still have flare-ups periodically. I’m having the worst flare-up to date, and for the first time, I am having to consult an orthopaedic doctor because of it. I’ve always believed it was the shot that caused it due to the sharp angle used by the nurse when she inserted the needle. I’m glad I found this article – it’s nice to know I’m not crazy!

  • MikeG

    I recieved a TDaP vaccine shot in my left arm and lost rotator cuff muscle use.  Its less than half the strength of my right side and I’m an avid lifter in the gym.  I make sure and work everything out equally to make my body uniform for strength.  Well I have saught out a PI Lawyer and seeing a Neuro Specialist.  The government has a VICP to prevent you from giving a lawsuit to manufacturer.  (Vaccine Injury Compensation Plan).  I’m two weeks into my injury case.  Anything longer than six months and you can prove it was the vaccine, you are eligible.

  • Cyclesooz

     MikeG,
    I am very interested in hearing more about your experience.  My shot was over 6 months ago and I DID file a VAERS report a while ago.  I had heard something about being able to file a claim (VICP) but don’t know how to go about it and I’m not sure if hiring a PI Lawyer is worth the money and time.  Please please, keep us informed as to what happens with your injury case.  I wrote back on this post a few months ago. I got the flu shot and immediately had shoulder problems where I was injected.  It was clearly obvious to me it was from the shot.  I have been absolutely livid that this has happened to me as I am an avid cyclist and swimmer.  I work out regularly and this has devastated me.  My MRI showed alot of damage (impingement, bursitis, partial rotator cuff tear, etc.)  I still do not have full range of motion, cannot swim (which I used to love). My ortho doc says I need surgery!  And nobody can believe (well of course I can) that this could all be from one immunization shot.  So I am happy to hear someone has finally filed a claim.  Keep us updated!!
    Susie (cyclesooz)

  • USARSoldier1

    I have the same issue!

  • Schriboo

    Count me in.  I’m 61 and in great shape. Went to the Doctors for a physical and he recommended a tetanus shot. This was last Monday, and not even a week has gone by. Shoulder pain and upper arm pain started within 24 hours.  A mound (2-3 inches in diameter) was evident just beneath the skin centered where the shot was given.  I was hoping during the week that was muscle swelling — a reaction to the shot and it, and the pain would go away. The pain hasn’t reduced over that time – and feels as though itincreased some, but at least the diameterof the  mound/swelling has reduced to 1 inch in diameter.  I justed started enjoying swimming again and then this happened. There’s no doubt this condition correlates with the vacination. I’m scheduled to see the Doctor in 3 weeks.  I’m glad to have discovered this information, I too was searching the web to find an answer to why such a persistent pain would occur beyond a couple of days after a simple vacination. If it is bursitus I now have, it’s Vacine-Induced-Bursitus. A new word maybe, a new accronym maybe, but derived from what appears to be a too common older “known” condition. 

  • AJ

    It has been 7 months since my TDaP and just got an MRI today.  I had a horrible spasm in my shoulder for 10 days after the shot. A musle relaxer helped it ease on day 10.  Then it took 3 months for me to learn to use my shoulder again.  I can do more rotation now, but cannot sleep on my shoulder.  I also cannot lift it up in front of me without pain. It aches.  I think the vaccine was injected too high in my case.  I do have a lower body mass and not much muscle where it was initially injected, but who really knows for sure. I’m looking forward to seeing the MRI results. I hope everyone here, including myself, heals up nicely and doesn’t end up with lifelong chronic shoulder issues.

  • AJ

    Update:  My MRI results show a bursal surface tear in the supraspinatus tendon with an ovid collection of fluid on the surface of it undereat the deltoid muscle. 

  • AJ

    Update 2: Saw and orthopedic doctor who belives the vaccine was injected into the bursa causing bursitis and tendonitis along with a tear.  I’m going to try a steriod treatment and physical therapy for 6 weeks. If no improvement, we will try to inject cortisone into the bursa sac.

  • Llsewell

    I received a tetanus shot about two years ago and my arm starting aching and has for the last two years. However last couple of months it’s had been killing me with pain that I
    Cannot lift my arm up. It hurts doing simple every day things. What size needle should be
    Used for the tetanus shot? I feel like someone else said. So glad it was not my right
    Shoulder that I use all of the time!!

  • Llsewell

    I received a tetanus shot about two years ago and my arm starting aching and has for the last two years. However last couple of months it’s had been killing me with pain that I
    Cannot lift my arm up. It hurts doing simple every day things. What size needle should be
    Used for the tetanus shot? I feel like someone else said. So glad it was not my right
    Shoulder that I use all of the time!!

  • Schriboo

    Two months later (see post above) and still having muscle-shoulder pain mostly at the almost top of the shoulder (…and some arm pain as well when doing exercises especially).  I’m  quite sure it was the tetanus shot.  I visted the Dr. about blood test results and e-mailed him in advance that my shoulder was hurting after given the tetanus shot. Upon my Dr. visit – I explained the pain. My doctor said his wife had pain from this same shot  and that it seems that the tetanus shot has a reputation for this. He said to let him know if it gets worse.  I see him agan in about 4 months. I can now execise and even swim but there is a persistent dull pain. 24/7.   

  • Schriboo

    Two months later (see post above) and still having muscle-shoulder pain mostly at the almost top of the shoulder (…and some arm pain as well when doing exercises especially).  I’m  quite sure it was the tetanus shot.  I visted the Dr. about blood test results and e-mailed him in advance that my shoulder was hurting after given the tetanus shot. Upon my Dr. visit – I explained the pain. My doctor said his wife had pain from this same shot  and that it seems that the tetanus shot has a reputation for this. He said to let him know if it gets worse.  I see him agan in about 4 months. I can now execise and even swim but there is a persistent dull pain. 24/7.   

  • Schriboo

    Two months later (see post above) and still having muscle-shoulder pain mostly at the almost top of the shoulder (…and some arm pain as well when doing exercises especially).  I’m  quite sure it was the tetanus shot.  I visted the Dr. about blood test results and e-mailed him in advance that my shoulder was hurting after given the tetanus shot. Upon my Dr. visit – I explained the pain. My doctor said his wife had pain from this same shot  and that it seems that the tetanus shot has a reputation for this. He said to let him know if it gets worse.  I see him agan in about 4 months. I can now execise and even swim but there is a persistent dull pain. 24/7.   

  • Schriboo

    Two months later (see post above) and still having muscle-shoulder pain mostly at the almost top of the shoulder (…and some arm pain as well when doing exercises especially).  I’m  quite sure it was the tetanus shot.  I visted the Dr. about blood test results and e-mailed him in advance that my shoulder was hurting after given the tetanus shot. Upon my Dr. visit – I explained the pain. My doctor said his wife had pain from this same shot  and that it seems that the tetanus shot has a reputation for this. He said to let him know if it gets worse.  I see him agan in about 4 months. I can now execise and even swim but there is a persistent dull pain. 24/7.   

  • http://www.facebook.com/darla.oreilly.7 Darla O’Reilly

    MikeG,
    How is this going now?  My son, heading to college just got a flu shot and a HPV right before he left and his is unable to use his shoulder and in a ton of pain.  We are just proceeding to see a doctor about his.

  • USARSoldier1

    You need to see a specialists quick.  I had this problem a year ago sept. I still deal my shoulder.

  • USARSoldier1

    It can take up to 2 to 3 years before you see anything from them..

  • USARSoldier1

    I had the same problem a year ago sept. I had gotten the flu shot. I am military as well but, received mine from Walgreen’s. I had numbing, tingling and pain that felt like the shot was still there. It as well was in my left arm.  I have flares every now and then painful as well. 

  • Scotdocbri

     Sorry you have the pain but, seriously?  You think you got a frozen shoulder because you are thin?  Sorry, probably not.  Probably all the toxins in the vaccine.  Stay away from them, oral or shot or otherwise.

  • Scotdocbri

     It’s not the location that causes these problems, it is getting dangerous toxins injected into your body!  If ‘they’ (vaccine companies) were so confident of their vaccines safety record, why have they had to wrap themselves in legal protection…they cant be sued you know.

  • Durgs

    I thought I was crazy but thankfully I found many others complaining of the same symptoms after getting a flu shot.  Was diagnosed with adhesive capsulitis.  My GP had never heard of a flu shot causing it.  Neither did the shoulder specialist.  After steroid course, and months of physical therapy am feeling better but not 100% healed.  So frustrating.  Filed a VAERS report.  Also engaged a legal firm in Boston who specialize in this VICP Mike mentioned.  Apparently you cant sue the vaccine manufacturers and the VICP is a Govt program that is funded by a tax on every vaccine. If you Google search ‘vaccine lawyer’ you will find plenty of firms who will file your case at low to no cost.  

  • annanations

    Scotdocbri, the fact that Eve is thin may not have caused her frozen shoulder but lower muscle mass may have made her more likely to experience the injury.  It is also predominant in middle aged women.  When the shot is given too high, the upper third of the delt is where it goes and someone not giving it correctly can overpenetrate the thinner, upper third of the delt and inject all those toxins into the joint area causing the inflammation that we all reported.  It’s bad, that tender area was never meant to be the recipient of a vaccine and this can result in the need for surgery and/or permanent damage.  Been over two years for me and mine still flares up sometime usually after an activity that stresses that shoulder (fortunately my left since I’m right handed).  I was in terrible pain the first four months before it even began easing up at all.  Too many people thrown out there doing the vaccines without enough training.  I haven’t had a flu vaccine since and will NOT have another traditional one in my shoulder, either shoulder.  Would consider the new one injected just under the skin, the nasal vaccine or a traditional shot either in my glute or my thigh tho…

  • Betty Shenton

    I had a flu shot last October and my arm hurt a lot for over 6 months, when I told my doctor he said ‘We like to know it is doing you good!’ 

  • Annaliese000

    YES! I had a flu shot administered last year (2011) and experienced unusual pain for three weeks afterward. From then on the pain never went away and use of my right arm slowly deteriorated. Finally in the summer of 2012 I went to my doctor, as I had difficulty sleeping at night because of my arm. She diagnosed me with bursitis and said it was very possible it had been caused by the flu shot. Physical therapy for two months benefited greatly, with massages, ultrasound treatments and hot packs. I felt I was good enough to continue on my own, but now in October of this year, it is back to the way it was. Muscle weakness, unable to lift my arm, pain at night trying to sleep on that side, etc. Has anyone been able to find a solution to this? I am having another flu shot this year and am very afraid of it. Please help!!!

  • Jimbo

    I had a flu shot about 3 weeks ago and was astonished when the nurse injected me too high, obviously not where the center of the deltoid muscle is at. Immediately, it hurt way more than any other shot I’d had in a long time, and walking out of the clinic, I could tell that my arm wasn’t right, all the way down to my fingers. “Oh,” she said not 3 seconds after she withdrew the needle, “looks like that hurt.” It’s 3 weeks later and I still cannot take off a T-shirt without serious pain. I’ve done workouts and such since then, and they’re not very good compared to the great workouts I was having before (pushups, etc). I’m discouraged that people below are saying things like “its been 6 months and I’m still in rough shape.” I want this to heal up so I can get back to normal. I’m going to follow this page closely and see my practitioner next week. If anything helps, I’ll post here. I strongly suspect she injected me in the joint or maybe right into a nerve or a tightly stretched piece of membrane type tissue and it’s caused problems. I just wish I knew what they were. Maybe an MRI or something might help. We’ll see…

  • Donna_dml

    I had a flu shot about 5 weeks ago. I have never had so much pain with the actual injection in my life. Immedicately following the injection started having SEVERE nerve/shoulder pain. Need my husband to assist me in putiing my shir on and taking it off. Unfortunately, I had it in my right arm (and I always have had it there) I am right handed and am having issues functioning. I have to hold my right arm up with my left to curl hair or put on my makeup. At times I have almost no control over it. I have been to my MD he precribed gabapentin for nerve pain. I am getting worse not better. I cramp up and get severe pain while I am trying to sleep. I have not told my boss yet because I am a new employee and afraid what they will think. The PA gave us the shot it was really high on my shoulder. I am miserable. Any advis? Donna

  • Donna_dml

    Hi, I am sorry but glad to hear that I am not going crazy…Have you had any relief yet? I am completely miserable.

  • Matthew Migiano

    I had a Tdap booster shot 3 months ago and have been experiencing the same things that have been discussed. I have visited with everyone in the medical community and no one really knows how to fix it. Has anyone had an luck?  

  • Edy

    I received my flu vac. 4 1/2 weeks ago, when I was getting it I complained how bad it hurt(like fire shooting down my arm). I am an RN and several of us were getting our shots at the same time so we were joking about what babies we were and of course I was the worst because it hurt so bad. From within seconds of getting it my arm was tingling down to my hand and my entire arm felt somewhat useless. 1 week later, 2 weeks later and 4 weeks later it still hurt…almost from the beginning I couldn’t reach above my shoulder or raise my arm from the front and swing it out to the side without pain shooting down my arm….I actually “feel” it all the time, even when I am sleeping…finally went to our infection control nurse and she had never heard of such a thing, so then I started doubting myself thinking maybe I did injure it unknowingly…until today when I had had enough and starting looking on line…I am now convinced I have a vaccine related shoulder injury…I am filing an injury report tomorrow, probably not much can be done, but just in case I get worse….and I am copying this information and giving it to her..and at the time I thought it was given oddly high on my shoulder, but didn’t think too much about it until now, he had my arm hanging down and then decided to have me put my hand on my waist..and I do have slim arms…

  • Matthew Migiano

    Edy If seems that the person giving the shot might of hit the brachial plexus which could cause the tingling. 

  • Mykidzandme

    I received my shot about 2 weeks ago almost at the top of my shoulder. It was sore the days following but it has progressively gotten worse and now to the point where I can’t even use my arm or hold even a coffee cup.

  • Jesby

    I could have written this – my story exactly. I’m taking Advil regularly for pain releif.

  • Jesby

    About 3 1/2 weeks ago a pharmacist at CVS gave me my flu shot – high up on arm. I questioned the location as it was almost on my shoulder. I was told that she always gives it there. When she gave it I had extreme pain shoot down my arm all the way to my wrist. I told her that I never before had pain with a flu shot. She became very defensive. I had pain immediately but then it was better for  a couple of days. Now I have pain all the time unless I take Advil which does bring releif. I will never let someone give me a shot that high up again.

  • Barbarahaighton

    I had a very high up Tetanus/Polio/Diphtheria shot for foreign travel 4 days ago. There has been no redness or swelling as I have had in the past, but my arm, shoulder and neck have been aching ever since the shot. Fortunately it was given in my left arm. Several years ago I had one in my right arm (the nurse insisted this was necessary not to confuse with any left arm pain which could be from my heart – a ridiculous idea which I wish I had challenged at the time). I had a frozen shoulder for about 2 years and still suffer from shoulder pain. I just hope this recent shot does not do the same. For 14 years I ran a travel vaccination program me for the company where I was the Occupational Health Nursing Officer. I never caused any such problem even when I had to give three shots in the same arm. This giving shots too high must be highlighted as a real problem as I see many people have been made to suffer, and for too long periods.

  • Barbarahaighton

    I had a very high up Tetanus/Polio/Diphtheria shot for foreign travel 4 days ago. There has been no redness or swelling as I have had in the past, but my arm, shoulder and neck have been aching ever since the shot. Fortunately it was given in my left arm. Several years ago I had one in my right arm (the nurse insisted this was necessary not to confuse with any left arm pain which could be from my heart – a ridiculous idea which I wish I had challenged at the time). I had a frozen shoulder for about 2 years and still suffer from shoulder pain. I just hope this recent shot does not do the same. For 14 years I ran a travel vaccination program me for the company where I was the Occupational Health Nursing Officer. I never caused any such problem even when I had to give three shots in the same arm. This giving shots too high must be highlighted as a real problem as I see many people have been made to suffer, and for too long periods.

  • AJ

    It will be 1 year in December since I recieved my Tdap shot that caused bursitis, rotator cuff tear, frozen shoulder etc. #1: There needs to be more training provided to workers on how to properly vaccinate. They should be certified. #2: There needs to be a protocal in place for people who report such pain after a vaccination. There is an article on PubMed where patients received Cortisone shots directly into the shoulder, soon after the vaccination and the patients had quick recovery. If doctors are unaware of the issue and don’t know to treat it with Cortisone immediatly. It appears that waiting for proper treatment causes damage by the inflammitory response. The vaccination fluid sits in that bursa sack and doesn’t cycle out fast enough creating a “shoulder flu”. Here is what helped me the most so far: A round of Oral Prednisone and Physical Therapy. Pain while sleeping at night really diminished after this. Learning to keep my shoulder back, allowed more room for the bursa and helped with the impingment pain. My favorite exersice is rolling up a small towel and laying on it between the shoulder blades and allowing the shoulders to relax and make space for the bursa. Also, do exersize to increase the muscle tone in the upper back. Your body will use those muscles, so you don’t have to use your shoulder muscle as much and it will help heal things quicker. A final note, I discovered that 2 Advil doesn’t work, but 4 does help with the pain. Good luck! I’m hoping this Christmas will be a lot better then the last one. Even though I still have shoulder aching, I should be able to wrap the gifts this year without tears. :-)

  • Tracy

    Today is Nov 18, 2012.  In my earlier post I mentioned I would be receiving physical therapy to relieve pain from flu shot received too high on shoulder on 10/2/12.  The therapist believes the flu shot hit the tendon.  I’ve been doing the assigned exercises for a few days and the pain isn’t quite as severe now.  Squeezing shoulder blades together 5 times every hour for 3-5 second holds plus bicep and tricep exercises using resistance bands is helping.  As AJ said, keeping your shoulders back is key. Don’t slouch if you can help it.  Also rubbing an ice cube directly on the shoulder daily for 5 minutes was prescribed.  Kinda messy so I do it right over the sink.  

    I’m still keeping a record of all expenses, visits to doctors and physical therapists, lost time from work, etc. just in case the pain doesn’t go away after 6 months and I end up filing a claim for legal compensation. 

    Wishing everyone pain-free days and nights.

  • Mandy

    I am going through the same thing. Glad to have others to advise on treatments they have tried. I had just recovered from shoulder surgery on the labrum (surgery was 8 months before the vaccine) and now my shoulder is screwed up again. I have been so careful, and the pain started a few hours after the flu vaccine was administered in that arm. There is nothing else that could have caused it. That was 6-7 weeks ago and it has not let up. NSAIDS are starting to bother my stomach. The vaccine did not seem particularly high to me, but I wonder if having a recent surgery made it have an unusual reaction. I hope word spreads on this so it doesn’t have to happen to others. Like others, it wakes me up at night and hurts to reach overhead or take off a shirt, and when my arm crosses my body. Push-ups are a bad thing. I feel like my months of pain and rehab have been flushed down the toilet. I’m glad some have recovered. I wonder if anyone has recovered and not updated this… Please write back if so!

  • Tan1308lm

     I had the flu jab 3 weeks ago advised by my midwife to have it, The jab it self was fine but the past week and half ive had extreme pains in by upper arm and shoulder and cant lift my arm any higher than my chin, some times its that bad it brings me to tears. I havent yet been to the doctors as my midwife says its common to experience a little pain :/ This aint no little pain if its making me cry!!!

  • Jennifer

    I am 20 years old. My doctor suggested, or shall I say persisted, on me getting the Penumonia Vaccine since I have asthma. I got the shot Monday afternoon and today, Thursday, I am in unbearable pain. The pain began Monday night and has progressively gotten worse. I can’t get out of bed alone, I need help getting dressed, washing my hair, and even writing. It was in my right arm and unfortunately I am right handed. I cannot move my arm whatsoever. Only with the assistance of my left arm am I able to use my right arm. I cannot put my arm down because I begin to lose feeling in my hand and my arm becomes numb. I have tried a heating pad, icing it, taking Advil daily and nothing seems to be working. If anyone can tell me what is best to do I would greatly appreciate it.

  • Junkera01

    Jennifer,

    Do you recall if the shot was givin way up high in the shoulder? It should be lower down the arm… in the muscle.

    This brings back memories of when I had a similar thing happen about a year ago. Sounds like a “Frozen Shoulder”. However, my arm did not go numb. I could not lift or move my shoulder at all.  It completely stopped working and I had no muscle tone. . I’d recommend you get a doctor appointment today. I’d even consider going to the ER or urgent care to demand treatment if you can’t get into your family doctor. You will need an MRI to see what is going on in your shoulder because not much shows up in a x-ray. If bursitis shows up in the MRI (extra fluid), and you can stand someone comming near you with a needle again, a shot of cortisone should help it heal faster. I think seeking immediate medical care is very important to a quicker recovery.  Everone kept telling me it was normal to not be able to use your arm after the tdap, which stopped me from getting quicker treatment and I had to suffer longer  I’m not completely better today, but finally getting the right medical treatment sped up my reocery quicker.

    AJ

  • karensoreshoulder

    Several years ago I had
    a flu shot at a pharmacy, high in the arm. It was sore for a day, then was fine
    but several weeks later became so sore I could not move my arm. This lasted
    several months. I called the pharmacist and he looked into it and said it was
    rare reaction. I had been afraid of getting another vaccine since. Well,
    October 30, 2012 I had a physical and decided to try the flu shot again. The
    nurse again put the injection up high on my arm. I was surprised that the
    actual injection hurt – right into my shoulder causing me to say OUCH! I was
    sore the rest of the day but again, my arm got better. Now over a month later I
    can barely move my arm again. I can’t put on or take off shirts without help. I
    can touch the injection sight which is very sore, but the pain is also in my
    shoulder. Like last time, it feels like the vaccine settled in my joint. I am
    not sure if I should go back to my PCP or an orthopedics specialist.
    Interesting – my hip has started to hurt too (same side) but a connections is
    probably stretching it!

  • karensoreshoulder

    Also – I have not been able to work out due to foot surgery – my arms are thin and have low muscle tone….

  • Vwillard09

    I am 14 weeks pregnant, went to my ob about a month ago and the nurse gave me the flu shot way high up on my arm… my fiance thought it was a little weird with how she did it and the spot she gave it in. With him being a diabetic he knows these things… But I have a doctors app this afternoon with my family doctor to look further into it. Same symptons of all of you. I really have to be careful for what i take as in steriods and such, im a high risk pregnancy. Hope they can help!!! HURTS!

  • Runnergirl

    I received a flu shot in my left arm about 6 weeks ago. I am an RN and our employee health nurse gave me the vaccination. I had no pain with the injection and only minor soreness the next day. I starting having terrible discomfort in my shoulder/arm and couldn’t figure out what was going on. I have only recently put this puzzle together. I did nothing to my arm or shoulder and I know with absolute certainty this is from the flu vaccination. I have deep throbbing pain in my arm and difficulty with range of motion in my shoulder and pain that radiates down into my hand. I am not sure if there is a physician that will believe me and I don’t feel like taking the time to convince them. Hoping it gets better over time. I am using Advil and ice and heat. I am a very healthy 47 yr old and take no meds and run everyday. This is very frustrating because it interferes with everything.

  • Maryhugh83

    The same thing happened to me. I am having to get on steroid pack, 1st day is today and physical therapy. This is the exact same symptoms. This has never happened before, but the pharmacy intern did give it too high up and i don’t have alot of muscle there.

  • Maryhugh83

    also, i had the shot 11-23-12 was told to take ibuphrophen. Didn’t help, then got on neproxen, now the steroid and pt.

  • Coreyren

    Received my flu shot and pneumovax 3 weeks ago very high up in my left arm. I knew it was too high because I used to give them but I figured Mayo Clinic knew what they were doing but apparently I was wrong. I have had severe pain, limited to no range of motion, tingling up into my neck and from my elbow down to my wrist. The list seems to get bigger daily. The gift that keeps on giving. Have gone to doctor twice now. They will not admit this was from the way the rn gave the shot. I have an EMG tomorrow and if that comes back negative he is sending me to physical therapy/rehab/sports medicine. As an active adult, this is devastating. I have not been able to workout. I work for Mayo and they were the ones who required the vaccine. It has been difficult to work because anything I do there seems to exacerbate it. Is there any hope?

  • Maryhugh83

     Tracy, same thing here. The pharmacy called me and they have opened a claim and says they will offer a settlement, but I don’t want to settle until I am pain free. I got shot 11-23-12. Going to physical therapy on friday, 3rd visit.

  • Maryhugh83

     I am right there with you. I can’t blow dry my hair, I have to lean forward to pull a shirt off with one hand, can’t put my dishes up in cabinet with left hand, cant put things in frige with left hand, can’t use steering wheel, can’t pull seat belt over with left hand. I had shot 11-23, I have to struggle to pull my left hand up on a pillow.

  • Maryhugh83

     I am 47 too, had shot in left arm. This is the most frustrating thing I have ever been through!

  • Cris

    Tracy,

    I hope you are getting better.  This is my first experience with this kind of thing.  I have been in pain for 14 months.  I finally got back from another doctor’s visit today.  I am getting more information off of forums then from doctors.  Take care.  Cris

  • Tracy

    Thanks, Cris.  14 months is a long time to endure this kind of pain.  So sorry to hear that.

    I’m only at 3 months and it seems like an eternity.  I thought the recommended physical therapy was going to help, but it actually started making the pain worse at night.  And all because the rheumatologist I was referred to didn’t believe the flu shot caused the injury, then misdiagnosed it as shoulder tendinopathy without any MRI to back it up.  I finally demanded an MRI, then brought the results to a highly respected orthopedic specialist on 12/19.  He showed me evidence of fluid collection deep in the deltoid muscle at the site of the vaccine.  He concurred that the needle caused the injury (hallelujah!) and also advised that the prescribed physical therapy using resistance bands was much too intense too soon.  Instead, he has me doing stretching exercises that are more appropriate for this stage of the injury.

    I again contacted my flu vaccine injury lawyer to let her know that it is highly probable that I’ll need assistance filing for compensation at the end of the six month time frame.   http://www.vaccineinjury.org/

    Best to you in the new year.  Tracy

  • Mario Lepore

    Really nice to know others have had the same issues. Doctors are making me feel like I’m crazy when I say it’s from the tdap shot over 1 year ago. Orthopedic says its Impingement syndrome from working/over-working; BS. Never had issues this bad from over use in my life, oh, and how coincidental that shoulder issues started with pain at the injection site. Had MRI. Have bursitis, subchondral changes, and other issues as others have stated. PT helped a little. Cortisone not so much. Exercising and stretching only aggravate issues most times. Ice helps a little. I don’t know why medical practitioners are so quick to rule out problems associated with vaccinations or medical care.

  • Maryhugh83

    update. After having flu shot 11-23, I think I have earned the right to call this one, “The shot from hell”. Went to pharmacy, intern gave the shot in left arm, and noticed way too high. I have boney shoulders and was freaking out thinking he hit a bone. Well, I lost range of motion, and have been in the worst pain in my life. In a nut shell, i called dr, he put me on naproxin, i finally went in, and he determined i was having tindinitous. I got on steroid pack and PT. Today I went in for the mri results, and was told to continue PT and it would take 3-6 months. When I went for the mri, dr says she has seen same injury take up to a year to heal. I have been so inconvenienced. My only advice if this is happening to you, don’t wait! After 2 days of horrible pain, I called pharmacy and told them how bad it was, called dr, went in for pt, and finally over a month later, the orthopedic specialist. The pain gets worse before better. Go to the dr!!! or if you get a flu shot, make sure they do it 3 fingers down from shoulder, at least!!!!

  • Tracy

    Shot from hell is right!  I’m so sick of being in pain since my shot on 10/2/12.  And damn angry!!  I am bound and determined to seek legal compensation in three more months, because I am convinced by its severity that the pain won’t be gone by April.  Now I understand why people sue for pain and suffering.

  • Maryhugh83

     Tracy, the pain is not even describable. The ortopedic specialist told me sometimes it can take a year. She thinks mine will be 3 more months to 6 months. When I tell people, they say, huh? a flu shot caused that! Well, people need to be educated! It has caused severe tendonitis and my range of motion is getting better, but it is like I had a stroke overnight when I got that flu shot! Lost all use of left arm.

  • Donna

    OMG, When it first happens you think you’re alone. Have Never heard of this happening to anyone, until it happened to me. My Dr. told me to go to the pharmacy to get my vaccines..I received the flu in my left arm,it was the small needle, and the pneumonia vaccine in my right. It only took hours for it to start hurting. Had it done at 2:20pm, by the evening I was in excruciating pain and could not move my arm.(I am right handed). I was up and down all night trying to get in a position that didn’t hurt. Early the next morning I couldn’t take it anymore. My husband took me to the E.R. The Dr. that saw me was wonderful. He took a X-Ray and blood work. He also sent in a couple of nurses to see how high the injection placement was. They were all in disbelief, they told me about the three finger rule for giving the shots.  The doctor said it may have hit the bursa or some nerves may have been damaged also. He gave me a pain shot and put me on NSAIDS.The pain was constant, throbbing and the worst pain ever. I needed help getting dressed, getting in and out of the car. I also had an oblong area on the outer part of that arm that has fluid in it. (This happened the day after I went to the ER.)The Dr. said between him and three other doctors he consulted, they have never seen a case like mine. I can’t imagine a poor little child going through this. It’s getting somewhat better, but when I start trying to get back into my daily activities it flairs up again.

  • Jimbo

     Quick update on my situation, described above.

    I’m getting a bit better. There is still pain when I try to take off a sweater or a T-shirt. However, I am doing 100 pushups ever couple of days and other such exercises and my range of motion is coming back slowly.

    Here’s what makes it hurt the most:
    If I clasp my hands in front of my abdomen but keep my elbows at my sided and bent 90 degrees – and then try to pull my hands apart while maintaining that physical configuration, this is painful in my left shoulder. No pain at all in the right shoulder. Strong as an ox. But that left shoulder won’t support the requirement to twist the upper arm bone to allow the hands to pull away from each other strongly.

    Pushing the hands together, however, causes no pain whatsoever. Also, bicep curls and other such “straight” motions have no effect. Just outward twisting.

    Bizarre. And annoying.

    I resent the aggravation this has caused, and I am also suspicious that there might be long term problems in the distant future. (What about when I’m 70 years old and nursing some bad arthritis in that shoulder, which prevents me from bouncing around with grandchildren…?)

    I’ll report back here in a few months. I’d be interested to find out if some sort of law suit develops. I’m almost positive it has nothing to do with the contents of the injection. I strongly suspect that it is all about thrusting a needle into tissue which ought not be pierced (ie. a membrane or a nerve or something requiring perfect integrity to function well) I still can’t believe that a trained nurse would aim and completely miss a deltoid muscle. It’s friggin’ huge!

    Anyway, good luck all, and I guess the most enouraging thing I can suggest is to let it rest for a few weeks and then begin with light exercises, keeping that up at least 4 times a week. Join a gym and get motivated, but don’t overdo it. That’s never the solution.

  • John

    I don’t know what’s more aggravating: the intense pain and loss of range of motion in my left arm after flu shot from a local clinic administered three weeks ago, or the arrogance of two subsequent doctors in same clinic (not the one who gave the shot in the first place, who unfortunately was out) who refused to believe there was a 100% clear connection between the shot and my pain/suffering. As so many have reported here, I had no pain in the left shoulder ever, not until the moment of the shot and ever since. Interestingly, while the doctor was giving the shot, she started to say (before contact), “This will only be a tiny prick,” but then a moment later, “Oh, this is harder than usual. You must have a thick muscle.” She seemed to pierce the needle far deeper than expected or necessary, and failed with the first attempt, jabbing again. Since I haven’t had a flu shot in years (I’m 42, rarely get sick, but with the current epidemic, I thought I’d better get it this year), I didn’t really have anything to compare the quality or placement of the shot, though it did strike me as particularly high up on the arm. What is clear is that I can barely lift my arm, can’t sleep on my preferred (left) side, and since I’m a touring musician, my livelihood is threatened. I have never before considered a lawsuit, but am intrigued by everything I read here, and also partly comforted by the knowledge that I’m not crazy or alone. My first order of business is to confront the three doctors in the clinic with a printout of this article and its comment section, if only to show the evident precedent for my condition, even if they’re ignorant. I sympathize with all of you who have suffered like myself, all so gratuitously, and most for far longer.

  • Amber

    Four years ago I got a HPV shot and the muscle in my arm hasn’t been the same since. I can no longer tense or flex the muscle. It has made me learn to rely on the other arm for things

  • Lindsay

    About 6 weeks ago I got a flu shot at the pharmacy at my Harris Teeter grocery store. About an hour after the shot, I felt a painful burning that swept around my shoulder joint. It then felt extremely painful when I made certain movements, such as raising my arm to the side or reaching back. Anything that made me move that arm suddenly was excruciating. It felt like my shoulder had been badly wrenched, or a muscle torn. When it didn’t get much better after about a month, I went to a shoulder specialist who said it was something he had seen often, as a result of a flue shot. I have been on Motrin for two weeks with exercises, and there has been mild improvement. Like others, I noted that the shot was given unusually high on my arm, almost at the shoulder, and the person administering the shot was standing while I was sitting, perhaps creating the angle cited in the article. I can’t believe how persistent this impairment has been.

  • Mandy

    The first time I was reading through this to research what happened to my arm, I was so discouraged to see all of this. I was downright depressed about it. Update: It’s been 5 months since my shot, and I am having definite improvement for the last month. There was an initial 2-3 months where it got worse and worse. Then stayed the same, and now the pain is definitely easing up. I can skip Naproxen some nights. I don’t sleep as well, but it’s not terrible. Also, sleeping on my other side, with my bad arm propped up on two pillows helps a LOT. I do my own physical therapy 2-3 times a week with two pound weights for most things (start on no weights, then 10 oz. soup cans, etc…) and the therapy helps too, as long as you don’t overdo it. I do overhead raises, side raises to overhead, Y raises, biceps curls, triceps extensions, bent over rows, military presses, chest presses, and without weight I do shoulder blade squeezes and internal and external rotations while laying on my side. 10-15 of each exercise, repeat 3 times. Warm-up first, stretch after. When first starting out, start with just one set. Work up SLOWLY. I really hope this helps someone!! I think stretching daily helped me not to lose range of motion much at all, even though I had plenty of pain.

  • Gina Noordhof

    How long did it take to go away?

  • shantel

    Ive had the same reaction from the HPV which I got 6yrs ago now!

  • Marsha

    Hello! My name is Marsha Smith and I received the Pneumonia vaccination. on 6/713 after spending 8 days in the hospital. After u got home and laid down I realize my arm, shoulder, neck line, shoulder bland was hurting where I reviewed the shot. I was assuming it was the normal after affect but as the days went by, the pain became unbearable and my shoulder locked, my arm, fingers and wrist also was hurting real bad. Six days after I received the shot, I went back to the emergency room because too much in pain an I lost all use of my right side! I told them what happen and pointed where the nurse injected the shot also the needle prick was still visable.. Instead of injecting me in the side of the arm she injected me in top of the shoulder in the wrong place, which cause an abscess, build up fluid and an infection in my shoulder, which landed me back in the hospital.. Now I have to have surgery to drain all the infection out my arm and to cut any tissue that may have been damaged!! I would not wish the pain I am going thru on my worse enemy!

  • Christina

    Me too…when I received my flu shot in the Fall of 2012….a few weeks later my left shoulder was in pre-frozen mode….I didn’t know what it was as I did not injury it. I remembered that that young girl at Kaiser Permanente stabbed my shoulder up too high and that it instantly hurt and I yelled “ouch”…I didn’t think anything of it….until my left arm (same as the flu shot arm) became pinned down and immoveable….which I thought was really weird. After some time passed and still no alleviation…it became worse and into a completely frozen state with much pain and trouble sleep on it…also I could no longer sleep on my stomach. Even my massage therapist couldn’t figure it out. Then I started researching on frozen shoulder and then researched on the flu shot causing frozen shoulder and found this website….I thank you guys for starting this website and it’s postings….I no longer feel alone. Recently, I’ve been seeking treatment through a chiropractor that treats frozen shoulder syndrome through a Niel-Asher Technique that is a natural method of treatment that utilizes the body’s own healing mechanisms with no drugs and no surgery. That young girl really messed me up by not using that three fingers rule.

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  • Connie

    7 weeks ago I got a Tetnus shot and in a few hours I could not move my left arm!Now 7 weeks later I still have severe pain and loss of range of motion,I see the orthopedist tomorrow.I know the shot was given to high on the shoulder.I work on a farm and this effects my job.The loss of sleep is not helpful either,the worst pain is when I lay down,or steer a vehicle,or reach for something and getting dressed.I am glad that I am not the only one with this problem,but why should we have to go through this?

  • weskirk1

    Needles burst when injected into tricep.

  • V

    I received Tetanus vaccination on Saturday. Sunday night right arm where vaccine was administered was extremely sore to touch and lay on! This morning I awoke w/ terrible neck and shoulder pain! I’ve taken 800 mg of Advil thus far! If I sit still it does not hurt as bad! Wtfudge have they done to me??

  • still hurtin

    Good luck to you…. Mine has lasted a year on 10/5 with little to no relief. Hoping for a better outcome for you.

  • MyVaccineLawyer.com

    Unfortunately these SIRVA cases are becoming more and more common. I am representing several people for shoulder injuries stemming from tetanus shots to flu shots. The shoulder injuries include a variety of diagnoses including adhesive capsulitis, tendonitis, tendonisis, and rotator cuff injuries. The recovery time is sometimes up to two years. The only silver lining is that the vaccine injury compensation program is acknowledging that the vaccines are causing the injuries. I actually posted a very similar blog last week that can be read at http://myvaccinelawyer.com/blog/?p=55