Yes, same for me, only my pain wasn't so severe as most people seem to be reporting, but my whole arm and
shoulder is aching, also mild pins and
the inside of my forearm
The nurse came in to where I was sitting, from the receptionists office at my GP surgery. She didn't wash her hands, and she didn't use gloves. After rubbing my vein with her index finger she dragged a dry cotton wool ball over the vein, then rubbed it with her finger again and inserted a very large bore needle.