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Hi, my name is christinebed1! I have shoulder and arm pain after second coronavirus vaccine

christinebed1 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Good morning. I too have had my 2nd covid jab and am now 2 weeks later unable to sleep because of shoulder and arm pain. I thought I was the only one. Finally getting a phone call from the doctors today the receptionist kept telling me it will go away after a couple of days and take paracetamol. I thought I was going mad because no one would take me seriously. I haven't been able to drive for 2 weeks cos I can't change gear. It takes ages to get dressed in the morning..I found this discussion by accident and realised I am not the only one. I am pleased to have had my 2nd jab because I am alive and protected against the vile virus but I wish it didn't hurt like this. Thanks for listening 


  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,414

    Scope community team

    edited June 3
    Hi @christinebed1 and a warm welcome to our online community :)  I'm glad you found us but also sorry you're experiencing pain.  

    I think you might have spotted us via this thread about Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA).  Have you reported your pain via the Yellow Card reporting website?  If not, I'd recommend doing that.  

    It's great to hear that you're happy to be protected against the virus, and as others have pointed out, SIVRA is a rare complication resulting from incorrect vaccine administration rather than vaccines themselves.  Bearing this in mind, it sounds like you've unfortunately been very unlucky.  

    Good luck with your doctor's appointment and please keep us posted with how you get on.  I hope you feel some relief from the pain soon  <3 
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  • christinebed1
    christinebed1 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thanks and hello. Will see what doctor says later Will keep you posted 
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 4,912

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    Hello @christinebed1

    Welcome to the community, I'm sorry to hear that you too have experienced this, as Cher mentioned it's something that many of our other members have knowledge of, and it's caused by poor vaccine application rather than the vaccine itself. Hope you feel better soon
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