The vaccine injury table lists some injuries for only one or two vaccines. Intussusception, for example, is a “table injury” only for the rotavirus vaccine. Branchial neuritis, on the other hand, is a table injury for any vaccine that contains tetanus toxoid. A few vaccine injuries, like transverse myelitis, aren’t table injuries at all. (Of course, you can pursue a case in vaccine court regardless of whether your injury is listed on the injury table if you meet certain criteria.)
However, some conditions appear on the table for nearly every covered vaccine. For example, people may experience anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions) or syncopal episodes (fainting) after multiple kinds of vaccines. This month, I am writing about one of these usual suspects: SIRVA.
What is SIRVA?
SIRVA is the acronym for “Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration.” It refers to cases where…