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A deep, steady, often severe aching pain in the shoulder and upper arm usually heralds onset of the condition.


  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis (“DTaP”) Vaccine

  • Hepatitis B (“Hep B”) Vaccine

  • Influenza (“Flu”) Vaccine

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis (“Tdap”) Vaccine

Importantly, Brachial Neuritis/Parsonage-Turner Syndrome has been identified by the Vaccine Compensation Program as a condition caused by some vaccinations.


The sharp, radiating pain usually begins in the shoulder immediately or shortly after a vaccine is administered. Over a short period of time, the pain typically extends down the arm. In the case of vaccinations, the inflammation and related pain is only in the shoulder and arm where the vaccine was administered.

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