Have you received a recent vaccination to keep yourself healthy only to feel pain in your arm or shoulder?
Like any medication, a vaccine can have side effects.
Some people do experience soreness or tenderness in their arm or shoulder near the injection site. Mild soreness at the injection site is considered a routine reaction to many vaccines. The soreness often goes away without further problems.
In rare instances, however, a vaccination can result in severe and longer-lasting shoulder pain. The pain can be accompanied by weakness and difficulty moving the affected arm. This kind of severe reaction is referred to as “Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration,” or SIRVA.