Pain in your arm after a vaccine is normal, but not if it continues. If your pain lasts for days or even weeks, it could be a sign of an injury.
This type of injury is known as "shoulder injury related to vaccine administration" or SIRVA. It is a common injury for people who receive vaccines. If you think that you have this type of vaccine injury, there are steps you should take for your health and to protect your legal rights.
1. See your doctor
Your health should be your top priority. If you are suffering pain for an extended period of time, you should seek medical attention. Your doctor may be able to prescribe pain medication or physical therapy to help alleviate the pain. In some cases, surgery may be needed.
2. Keep records
When you start to see a pattern of pain, it is important to keep records of all treatment and symptoms. Later, if you need to build a legal case, these records can help to show the extent of your injuries.
3. Talk to a lawyer
If you were injured as a result of a vaccine, you may have a claim. An attorney with experience handling these types of cases can evaluate your case and guide you through the process of bringing a claim.