Shoulder pain is a common vaccine side effect. A vaccine shoulder injury is primarily caused by how the vaccine is administered and not the contents of the vaccine itself. Generally, a properly administered vaccination is administered directly into the shoulder muscle. Sometimes the vaccine is injected into the fluid filled sac called the bursa. This can cause various injuries to the shoulder including: bursitis, muscle tears, frozen shoulder and other complications.

If you received a shoulder injury as a result of a flu shot or vaccination please contact our office immediately.