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SIRVA (Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration) Might Be Added to Vaccine Injury Table

SIRVA is an acronym for Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration. SIRVA occurs when the vaccine is injected too high on the arm, which can cause the contents of the shot to enter the bursa (a fluid-filled sac that protects the tendons of the shoulder). When this happens, the arm can become very painful and even immobilized-temporarily or permanently.

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