Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V05170423
Bursitis after vaccination in the shoulder region
Shoulder pain may develop after vaccination in the deltoid area due to inadvertent injection of the vaccine into the subdeltoid bursa, which may be located close to the skin. As far as we know, such vaccination reactions occur more frequently than officially registered, and doctors may not be aware of the problem. We present two of these cases of a suspected inflammatory reaction in the shoulder bursa after vaccination. Injection of cortisone in the bursa may relieve the reaction to some extent, but chronic shoulder pain may develop.