- Apr 19, 2007
I think the whole shoulder pain thing is not related to the vaccine at all. I got a flu shot a couple months ago with a rare trip the doctor thinking an immune booster was a good idea, and it was the worst shot I've ever had in my life. It hurt a lot going in and my shoulder was sore for like a week afterward. I couldn't sleep on it either. The Moderna #1 I got yesterday (same shoulder) was totally the opposite - painless.When my wife got her second Novavax dose, in the opposite shoulder, she said ti hurt like hell and burned. Lasted a couple of minutes, but it was bad enough for those couple of minutes she thought she might have to go to the hospital. I get Moderna #2 tomorrow, I think I am going to go for the opposite shoulder and will see how it goes.
It would make sense that it just depends on where exactly the poke you with the needle. Either it's hitting a favorable spot with no pain, or it's going to hit something else that'll cause quite a bit of discomfort.