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Found 3,211 cases where Vaccine is COVID19 and Symptom is Bell's palsy or Facial discomfort or Facial dysmorphism or Facial nerve disorder or Facial neuralgia or Facial palsy or Facial paralysis or Facial paresis or Facial spasm



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VAERS ID: 922182 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 82.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Indiana  
Vaccinated:2020-12-30
Onset:2020-12-31
   Days after vaccination:1
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-05
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 025J20A / 1 RA / IM

Administered by: Senior Living       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Body temperature increased, Disorientation, Facial paralysis, Speech disorder
SMQs:, Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (broad), Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Dementia (broad), Psychosis and psychotic disorders (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome (broad), Hypoglycaemia (broad), Dehydration (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? Yes
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: 1. She was found with her skirt up around her neck and normally is oriented 2. Speech slightly off 3. Left sided facial drooping 4. At time of EMS transfer BP 156/22, P 118, R 18, Temp 104


VAERS ID: 922503 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 70.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Florida  
Vaccinated:2021-01-05
Onset:2021-01-05
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-06
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EH9899 / 1 - / IM

Administered by: Public       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial paralysis
SMQs:, Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Hearing impairment (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? Yes
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness: unknown
Preexisting Conditions: HTN, Hyperlipidema
Allergies: Pollen/dust mites
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Client verbalized facial drooping. Client was evaluated by onsite paramedic. Client''s symptoms resolved within 10 minutes. Client was transported to medical Clinic for further evaluation at 1:38 pm.


VAERS ID: 922554 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 61.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Illinois  
Vaccinated:2020-12-21
Onset:2020-12-21
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-06
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EJ1685 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial nerve disorder, Feeling abnormal, Hypoaesthesia, Hypoaesthesia oral, Sensory disturbance
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Dementia (broad), Oropharyngeal conditions (excl neoplasms, infections and allergies) (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Prednisone 20mg BID, Pepcid, Benadryl, Anti-histamine
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: Breast Cancer 8 years ago, migraine headaches
Allergies: Penicilllin, Hydrocodone Acetomenaphine, Cholorehexadine glutenate, Ciprofloxacin
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type: vsafe

Write-up: I went to the emergency room which after the Pfizer injection I had numbness sensation to my face and upper lips, nose and mouth. I feel a pulling sensation to her lips and nose. I have brain fog. I feel the injection affected a nerve in my face. She went to see her primary doctor put her on anti-histamine medication. She states she has no itching at the moment.


VAERS ID: 922640 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 64.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Minnesota  
Vaccinated:2020-12-18
Onset:2020-12-29
   Days after vaccination:11
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-06
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EH9899 / 1 RA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Eyelid function disorder, Facial paralysis, Facial paresis, Headache, Influenza like illness
SMQs:, Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Periorbital and eyelid disorders (narrow), Ocular motility disorders (narrow), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: 64-year-old male who presented to the clinic with complaints of left-sided weakness on his face. He stated when he woke up this morning he noticed that the left side of his mouth drooped and that he could not close his left eye all the way. Yesterday he felt fine. Today he went to work. Patient stated that on 12/18 he got the COVID vaccine. It was on a Friday. The following day he had a headache and he felt flu-like. He stated that those symptoms resolved quickly. He then had the facial weakness today (11 days after the vacciantion). He has not had any fever, sweats, or chills. Patient stated that he had called ask a nurse, and he was advised to hang up and call 911 and go to the emergency room. However, he stated he was an EMT and did not feel that was necessary. He denies headache. He has not had any vision change. He has been eating and drinking well without any difficulty. PHYSICAL EXAMINATION: General appearance - patient was not in any distress. He was conversant, pleasant and appropriate. HEENT - normal conjunctivae and lids. Sclerae anicteric. Pupils equal and reactive to light. Patient was not able to close his left eyelid. Normal ear canals. TMs are pearly gray with bright light reflex. Neck - supple. No lymphadenopathy. Skin - pink, warm and dry. Neuro - alert and oriented. Deep tendon reflexes 2+ upper and lower extremities with no focal weakness. Normal range of motion. Patient can raise his right eyebrow. Could not raise his left eyebrow. There was impaired eyelid closure on the left; tight closure on the right. Smiling of the face revealed lateralization to the right side. When frowning, he had upper and lower facial paralysis on the left with flattening of the forehead. The patient could not tighten the left side of his mouth. ? ASSESSMENT: Bell''s palsy. ? PLAN: Discussed pathophysiology of Bell''s palsy. Advised patient I recommended him to call the number that he got with the information when he received his COVID vaccine. Advised patient that I could not definitively correlate the Bell''s palsy with the COVID immunization, but that he can call the number he has to let them know of his symptoms. Discussed treatment options. Since patient woke up with his symptoms this morning, I advised patient that he would have hopefully the best outcome because he would be able to get on the steroid and antiviral soon after developing the symptoms. He is to wear an eye patch to prevent corneal drying or abrasion of the left eye at night. Using Lacri-Lube at night before placing the eye patch and then following up by using artificial tears during the day. ? Patient was placed on prednisone 60 mg once a day for 1 week to be taken with food. Valtrex 1,000 mg 3 times a day for 1 week. ? Side effects of medication discussed. Handouts were provided. He will follow up with PCP if any changes or concerns. Advised patient that it may take up to 3 weeks before all his symptoms have resolved


VAERS ID: 922731 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 73.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Louisiana  
Vaccinated:2020-12-21
Onset:2020-12-21
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-06
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH - / 1 - / IM
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EK5730 / 1 - / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Dizziness, Dyspnoea, Eyelid ptosis, Facial discomfort, Facial paralysis, Flushing, Headache, Hypoaesthesia, Paraesthesia, Periorbital swelling, Romberg test, Swelling face
SMQs:, Anaphylactic reaction (narrow), Angioedema (narrow), Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Acute central respiratory depression (broad), Pulmonary hypertension (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Cardiomyopathy (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Vestibular disorders (broad), Periorbital and eyelid disorders (narrow), Ocular motility disorders (narrow), Hypersensitivity (narrow), Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? Yes
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: Past Medical History Acute gout of left foot 7/5/2017 o CHF (congestive heart failure) o Coronary artery disease x 3 stents- last one 2012 o Coronary artery disease o Encounter for blood transfusion o Facial hematoma 5/31/2019 o GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) o History of sepsis 01/2020 o Hypercholesterolemia o Hyperlipidemia o Hypertension o Morbid obesity with BMI of 40.0-44.9, adult 9/3/2015 o Pain and swelling of left shoulder 8/24/2016 o Person injured in nonmotor-vehicle nontraffic accident 1/24/2012 o PONV (postoperative nausea and vomiting) o Post concussive syndrome 5/31/2019 o Reflux o Sleep apnea with use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) o Strain of tendon of left rotator cuff 7/14/2016 o Symptomatic anemia
Allergies: Allergen: Response to Allergen Iodinated Contrast Media :Not Specified Codeine Low Itching:Rash Dilaudid [hydromorphone]: Low Itching, Rash Keflex [cephalexin]: Low Itching, Rash Lyrica [pregabalin]: Low Rash Morpholine Analogues: Low Itching, Rash, Hallucinations Penicillins: Low Itching, Rash Percocet [oxycodone-acetaminophen]: Low Itching, Rash Percodan [oxycodone Hcl-oxycodone-asa]: Low Itching, Rash Sulfa (sulfonamide Antibiotics): Low Itching, Rash Tramadol:Low Itching, Rash Vicodin [hydrocodone-acetaminophen]:Low Itching, Rash Zoster Vaccine Live (pf): Low Rash
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: The patient completed her 15 minute observation with no post injection reaction. At 1:15 pm, the patient called complaining of right eye drooping, right facial tingling, mild shortness of breath, facial flushing and new onset headache. She arrived at ED at 2:06 pm presenting with facial swelling, tingling and shortness of breath. At that time, she stated her shortness of breath had actually improved and stated "probably just nerves". She still had a funny sensation in her face. She denied any focal numbness or weakness in her extremities. She stated she felt a little lightheaded. She had no sensation of throat swelling, difficulty swallowing. Physical Exam in ED: Constitutional: She appears well-developed and well-nourished. HENT: Head: Normocephalic and atraumatic. Eyes: EOM are normal. Neck: Normal range of motion. Cardiovascular: Normal rate and regular rhythm. Pulmonary/Chest: Breath sounds normal. No respiratory distress. Abdominal: Soft. There is no abdominal tenderness. Musculoskeletal: Normal range of motion. Neurological: She is alert and oriented to person, place, and time. Patient has symmetric facial numbness, she has right periorbital swelling causing what appears to be a facial droop however her mouth seems symmetric, she has negative Romberg''s, she has full strength and symmetric sensation throughout Skin: Skin is warm and dry. Psychiatric: She has a normal mood and affect.


VAERS ID: 922839 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 24.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Nevada  
Vaccinated:2020-12-19
Onset:2021-01-04
   Days after vaccination:16
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-06
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EK5730 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial paralysis
SMQs:, Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Hearing impairment (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Vitamin D, Ketotifen eye gtts
Current Illness: N/A
Preexisting Conditions: N/A
Allergies: NKDA
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Bell''s Palsy of 7th Nerve, treatment Prednisone 60 mg QD x 7 days, outcome TBD


VAERS ID: 922901 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 37.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Colorado  
Vaccinated:2020-12-29
Onset:2020-12-29
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-06
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EK9231 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial paralysis, Facial paresis, Hypoaesthesia
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: After receiving the vaccine, the patient ended up with a mild case of Bell''s palsy. Symptoms include: mild numbness up to the maxillary bone, and a weak smile (doesn''t go up on the right). Her Smile is asymmetrical.


VAERS ID: 922991 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 61.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: New York  
Vaccinated:2020-12-26
Onset:2020-12-31
   Days after vaccination:5
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-06
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EK 5739 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Blood test, Facial paresis, Hemiparesis, Lacrimation increased
SMQs:, Embolic and thrombotic events, vessel type unspecified and mixed arterial and venous (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Conditions associated with central nervous system haemorrhages and cerebrovascular accidents (narrow), Lacrimal disorders (narrow), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Bydureon BCise 2mg/ once a week Amlodipine 10mg / day Lisinopril 40my/day HCTZ 10mg/ day Protonix 10mg/ day Naltrexone 50mg/ day Vitamin D Multivitamin
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: Diabetes 2 Hypertension Sleep Apnea
Allergies: None
Diagnostic Lab Data: Blood drawn by my primary doctor. MD office.
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: 5 days later December 31st Noticed weakness on my left side of my face. Tearing on the left eye . Unable to open wide on my left lips


VAERS ID: 923324 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 64.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Minnesota  
Vaccinated:2020-12-18
Onset:2020-12-19
   Days after vaccination:1
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-06
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EH9899 / UNK RA / -

Administered by: Unknown       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Dyskinesia, Eyelid function disorder, Facial paralysis, Headache, Malaise, Speech disorder
SMQs:, Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (broad), Dementia (broad), Dyskinesia (narrow), Psychosis and psychotic disorders (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Periorbital and eyelid disorders (narrow), Ocular motility disorders (narrow)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: Comments: List of non-encoded Patient Relevant History: Patient Other Relevant History 1: None
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type: USPFIZER INC2020520004

Write-up: Bell''s palsy on the left side of his face; Headaches; Overall was not feeling well; This is a spontaneous report from contactable consumers (including the patient). A 64-year-old male patient received bnt162b2 (PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE, lot number EH9899), via an unspecified route of administration in right arm on 18Dec2020 04:00 at a single dose for covid-19 vaccination. There were no relevant medical history and concomitant medications. On, 19Dec2020, the patient had headaches and overall was not feeling well. On 28Dec2020, the patient experienced bell''s palsy on the left side of his face. He said it was a little hard to talk as his mouth was not working at the moment. The provider he saw gave him steroids- Prednisone, and Valaciclovir. He was also told to get some eyedrops as one eye does not close very well. He laughed and said it was a little hard to drink his coffee. The outcome of the events headache and not feeling well was recovered on 21Dec2020 while the outcome of bell''s palsy was not recovered. The information on the batch/lot number and expiration date has been requested.


VAERS ID: 923341 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age:   
Sex: Female  
Location: Unknown  
Vaccinated:2020-12-29
Onset:2020-12-30
   Days after vaccination:1
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-06
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH - / UNK - / -

Administered by: Unknown       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial paralysis
SMQs:, Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Hearing impairment (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type: USPFIZER INC2020520224

Write-up: bell''s palsy; This is a spontaneous report from a contactable physician. A female patient of an unspecified age (age: 37 unit: unknown), received BNT162B2(PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE, lot number and expiration date were not reported), via an unspecified route of administration on 29Dec2020 at single dose for COVID-19 immunisation. The patient medical history and concomitant medications were not reported. The patient experienced bell''s palsy on 30Dec2020. The outcome of the event was unknown. Information on the lot/batch number has been requested.; Sender''s Comments: A possible causal association between administration of BNT162B2 and the onset of bell''s palsy might not be excluded, considering the plausible temporal relationship. The impact of this report on the benefit/risk profile of the Pfizer product is evaluated as part of Pfizer procedures for safety evaluation, including the review and analysis of aggregate data for adverse events. Any safety concern identified as part of this review, as well as any appropriate action in response, will be promptly notified to Regulatory Authorities, Ethics Committees and Investigators, as appropriate.


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