APR 14, 2018 10:59 PM PDT

Why Does It Hurt After a Shot?

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

Experiencing a little pain after being administered a shot, generally, is not something to be worried about. The pain is attributed to the fact that the human body has recognized a foreign particle that intravenously entered our system and is working to develop immunity against the particle to stop it from making us ill. However, this is not the only factor of why show shots can cause pain.
How much a shot hurts depends on the location to where your received the injection. Was it in your arm? Right Leg? It can also depend on the contents that make up a vaccinated injection and your behavior towards receiving a needle. Additionally, receiving bigger needles as opposed to the traditional small needles can hold more pain.
About the Author
  • Nouran earned her BS and MS in Biology at IUPUI and currently shares her love of science by teaching. She enjoys writing on various topics as well including science & medicine, global health, and conservation biology. She hopes through her writing she can make science more engaging and communicable to the general public.
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