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Vaccine Injuries

Vaccines are generally safe, but rare injuries can occur. Some common vaccine injuries in the VICP include:

  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tenderness
  • Shoulder Swelling
  • Shoulder and arm Weakness
  • Shoulder Stiffness
  • Limited range of motion in the arm and shoulder
  • Difficulty moving shoulder and arm

Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)

  • Numbness and/or tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Difficulty talking, chewing, swallowing
  • Difficulty walking or lifting
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Back pain

Transverse Myelitis (TM)

  • Sudden lower back pain
  • Sharp or shooting pain in the legs, arms, chest, or abdomen
  • Numbness and/ or tingling
  • Stiffness, tightness
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Weakness in the legs or arms
  • Feelings of heaviness in the legs

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness in the arms or legs
  • Confusion
  • Coma
  • Unsteady walking
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Trouble with vision
  • Seizures
  • Trouble swallowing

Brachial Neuritis or Parsonage-Turner Syndrome

  • Sudden and intense pain in the upper arm or shoulder.
  • Sharp or throbbing pain in the arms or shoulder
  • Constant pain
  • Increased pain with shoulder movement
  • Pain that generally disturbs one side of the body
  • Loss of muscle control in the arms or shoulder
  • Loss of feeling in the arm or shoulder


  • Fast heart beat
  • Weak pulse
  • Skin rash
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Hives
  • Swelling
  • Feeling of tightness or lump in the throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Flushed or pale skin
  • Runny nose and sneezing
  • Tongue and lip swelling
  • tingling in hands, feet, mouth, or scalp
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Sudden weakness


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