[MCOH-EH] MCOH-EH Digest, Vol 254, Issue 41- Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA)

Harriman, Kathleen@CDPH Kathleen.Harriman at cdph.ca.gov
Tue Feb 12 12:14:11 PST 2019

This is an important topic. Here are materials on Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA):

Kathleen Harriman
Immunization Branch
California Department of Public Health
kathleen.harriman at cdph.ca.gov

Today's Topics:

   1.  Trainings and Interventions to decrease the likelihood of
      Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (Tim Crump)


Message: 1
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 20:51:04 +0000
From: Tim Crump <crumpt at ohsu.edu>
To: MCOH/EH <mcoh-eh at mylist.net>

We are concerned at our institution about the possibility for our vaccine recipients of experiencing  Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA).  It is especially worrisome during the influenza vaccination period, when so many staff and patients are receiving that vaccine.  We are also concerned that many providers may not recognize SIRVA when a patient experiences it.  (We have seen reports of patients who were diagnosed with arthritis.)

Do any other institutions have programs to educate vaccine administrators and also providers to help prevent or recognize SIRVA?  Thanks, Tim

Tim Crump, MSN, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Multnomah Pavilion 1 SE, Suite 1110
Occupational Health
Healthcare Human Resources

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