Reduce Risk of Injury and Manage Pain From IM Vaccinations
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout will put more focus on giving IM immunizations properly and helping patients manage a sore arm.
Administration. Continue to sit or kneel to vaccinate a seated patient...to target the right spot and inject at a 90-degree angle.
Keep in mind, injecting too high can result in "shoulder injury related to vaccine administration" (SIRVA)...with damage to tendons, ligaments, or bursae. Hundreds of cases are reported annually.