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Keywords

deltoid, injection, intramuscular injection, shoulder injury related to vaccine administration, SIRVA, vaccination

 

Authors

  1. Shoemaker, Scarlett MSN, RN

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) is a preventable complication caused by improper needle placement. It is associated with persistent shoulder pain and limited range of motion that occur within hours of vaccination and can last for months or longer. This article provides a brief overview of SIRVA and explains how vaccinators can prevent it by using proper injection technique.