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From the 6/4/2021 release of VAERS data:

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: 932196 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 30.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Unknown  
Vaccinated:2020-12-22
Onset:2021-01-05
   Days after vaccination:14
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-06
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EK5730 / 1 RA / IM

Administered by: Military       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial spasm, Hypoaesthesia oral
SMQs:, Dystonia (broad), Oropharyngeal conditions (excl neoplasms, infections and allergies) (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (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: Began experiencing her lip quivering on the right side of her mouth, specifically her lower lip, also the gums underneath where her lip is quivering feels numb. Just feels the sensation, but states her lips/face are symmetrical.


VAERS ID: 924900 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 35.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Pennsylvania  
Vaccinated:2020-12-21
Onset:2020-12-21
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-07
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH - / 1 - / -

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Ear discomfort, Eyelid function disorder, Facial paralysis, Facial paresis, Hypoaesthesia
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (broad), 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? 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 INC2020521770

Write-up: had a reaction of bells palsy with mild symptoms 5 minutes of receiving covid vaccine; facial numbness right sided ear discomfort, difficulty closing right eye, only right side numbness and weakness of her face. It has gotten a lot better; facial numbness right sided ear discomfort, difficulty closing right eye, only right side numbness and weakness of her face. It has gotten a lot better; facial numbness right sided ear discomfort, difficulty closing right eye, only right side numbness and weakness of her face. It has gotten a lot better; This is a spontaneous report from a contactable Other Health Professional reported that a 35-year-old female patient receives first dose of BNT162B2 (PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE, Lot/Batch Number and Expiration Date unknown) via an unspecified route of administration on 21Dec2020 at single dose for covid-19 immunization. The patient''s medical history and concomitant medications was not reported. The patient experienced a reaction of bells palsy with mild symptoms 5 minutes of receiving Covid vaccine. "facial numbness right sided ear discomfort, difficulty closing right eye, only right side numbness and weakness of her face. It has gotten a lot better, patient was vaccinated 10 days ago on 21Dec2020. Patient was treated with 60mg of Prednisone for 5 days which was started today." Question is regarding the 2nd dose of Covid vaccine, whether or not she should have it. The outcome of events was recovering. No follow-up attempts are possible; information about lot/batch number cannot be obtained. .; Sender''s Comments: There is a positive chronological association between vaccine administration and onset of the events. Causality cannot be completely excluded. 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.


VAERS ID: 924922 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age:   
Sex: Female  
Location: Unknown  
Vaccinated:2020-12-01
Onset:2020-12-01
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-07
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH - / 1 - / -

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 INC2021000848

Write-up: developing a left facial droop; Bell''s palsy; This is a spontaneous report from a Pfizer-sponsored program IBCC (Inbound Call Center for HCPs). A contactable physician reported that a female patient of an unspecified age received the first dose of bnt162b2 (COVID-19 Vaccine) via an unspecified route of administration on an unspecified date in Dec2020 at a single dose for COVID-19 immunization. The patient''s medical history and concomitant medications were not reported. The physician reported that the patient received the COVID-19 vaccine roughly two weeks ago (Dec2020) and is developing a left facial droop, they are concerned if that is a sign of facial Bell''s palsy. It''s left side and it''s a facial droop. The physician was concerned if patient is developing Bell''s palsy and they are wondering if she should get the second dose or not. The physician further stated that her patient got the vaccine like about 2 weeks ago and developed Bell''s palsy three days after the administration of the vaccine (Dec2020) and of course she won''t be able to get to see because we are all booked up until yesterday and that is like about a week ago, after the onset of Bell''s palsy. Outcome of the event was unknown. Information about lot and batch has been requested.; Sender''s Comments: The event is considered possibly related to the suspect product based on the assumed positive temporal association. The information available in this report is limited and does not allow a medically meaningful assessment of the case. In particular the following relevant information is not available: patient''s medical history and concomitant medications, exact vaccination date, event outcome. 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.


VAERS ID: 925003 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 57.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: North Carolina  
Vaccinated:2020-12-30
Onset:2021-01-06
   Days after vaccination:7
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-07
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA UNKNOWN / 1 LA / SYR

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? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Spironolactone Hydroxichoroquine Levothyroxine Tylenol Benadryl Magnesium Vitamin C Vitamin D Zinc Zyrtec
Current Illness: Migraine Seasonal allergies Plantar fasciitis Foot neuroma
Preexisting Conditions: Dermatomyositis
Allergies: Penicillin Sulfa Codeine
Diagnostic Lab Data: None
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Bell?s Palsy upon waking, minor


VAERS ID: 925034 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 52.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Michigan  
Vaccinated:2020-12-23
Onset:2021-01-01
   Days after vaccination:9
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-07
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EL0140 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Electrocardiogram normal, Facial paralysis, Full blood count normal, Laboratory test normal
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? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: levothyroxine, amlodipine, fenofibrate, hydrochlorothiazide, rosuvastatin, losartan, aspirin, fish oil, vitamin D3, metformin.
Current Illness: none
Preexisting Conditions: Hypertension, hypothyroidism, hyperlipidemia, type 2 diabetes
Allergies: lisinopril, codeine
Diagnostic Lab Data: 1/1/2021: EKG, CBC, CMP were all unremarkable
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Patient developed Bell''s Palsy on 1/1/2021 and was seen in the Emergency department and started on oral steroids. I saw him 1/6/2021 and he continued to have left sided facial nerve palsy/paralysis.


VAERS ID: 925043 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 52.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Michigan  
Vaccinated:2020-12-23
Onset:2021-01-01
   Days after vaccination:9
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-07
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EL0140 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Electrocardiogram, Facial paralysis, Full blood count normal, Metabolic function test
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? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: amlodipine, aspirin, Vitamin D3, fenofibrate, hydrochlorothiazide, levothyroxine, losartan, metformin, fish oil, rosuvastatin,
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: Diabetes, Hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hypothyroidism
Allergies: codeine, lisinopril
Diagnostic Lab Data: 1/1/21: EKG, CBC, CMP all unremarkable
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Patient developed left side Bell''s Palsy 8 days after receiving vaccine. He was seen in the Emergency Department and started on Prednisone


VAERS ID: 925086 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 42.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Indiana  
Vaccinated:2021-01-06
Onset:2021-01-06
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-07
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 026L20A / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Body temperature increased, Chills, Eye irritation, Eye swelling, Facial discomfort, Lacrimation increased, Migraine, Pain, Photophobia, Rhinorrhoea, Swelling face
SMQs:, Anaphylactic reaction (broad), Angioedema (narrow), Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (narrow), Glaucoma (broad), Corneal disorders (broad), Retinal disorders (broad), Lacrimal 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? No
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations: Tdap booster age 35/36 approximately 2014, caused tachycardia, chest tightness and difficulty breathing. vaccine details other
Other Medications:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: usual adverse reactions included body aches, chills, low grade temp (below 100.0F)runny nose, head congestion. Around 8:30pm, eyes began watering and burning, migraine type pain on left side of head began. At 6am January 7, 2020 left side of face was swollen and sensitivity to light present, pressure and discomfort only on that side of face. Eye swollen and continuously watering.


VAERS ID: 925583 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 36.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Unknown  
Vaccinated:2020-12-17
Onset:2020-12-21
   Days after vaccination:4
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-07
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EK5730 / 1 RA / IM

Administered by: Military       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: hydroxyzine and flexeril
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies: allergy to MSO4 (nausea / vomiting)
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: transient right sided facial droop lasting 2-3 seconds 4 days after COVID-19 shot #1 of 2


VAERS ID: 925746 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 35.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Unknown  
Vaccinated:2020-12-21
Onset:2020-12-21
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-07
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH - / 1 - / -

Administered by: Unknown       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Dry eye, Ear pain, Eye irritation, Eyelid function disorder, Facial asymmetry, Facial paralysis, Hypoaesthesia oral, Injection site nerve damage, Middle ear effusion, Pain
SMQs:, Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Oropharyngeal conditions (excl neoplasms, infections and allergies) (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Corneal disorders (broad), Hearing impairment (narrow), Conjunctival disorders (narrow), Lacrimal disorders (narrow), Periorbital and eyelid disorders (narrow), Ocular motility disorders (narrow), Dehydration (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: ZYRTEC [CETIRIZINE HYDROCHLORIDE]
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: Medical History/Concurrent Conditions: Hives
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: Test Date: 202012; Test Name: exam; Result Unstructured Data: Test Result:did not have any weakness; Comments: did not have any weakness, facial droop or dumbness with sharp or dull testing. The patient perceived it along the face still and the arm
CDC Split Type: USPFIZER INC2021001099

Write-up: it hits a nerve; perceived it along the face still and the arm; Bell''s Palsy; numbness in a small area of her tongue; right eye was irritated a little dry; right eye was irritated a little dry; right sided ear pain; fluid in the ear but no infection; This is a spontaneous report from a contactable health care professional (nurse practitioner). A 35-year-old female patient received her 1st dose of BNT162B2 (PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE) at single dose via an unknown route on the right side on 21Dec2020 for Covid-19 immunization. Medical history included intermittent hives. Concomitant drug included ongoing cetirizine hydrochloride (ZYRTEC) 5 mg for intermittent hives. The reporting nurse practitioner saw a patient on 31Dec2020 who was vaccinated on 21Dec2020 and had a Bell''s Palsy reaction (reported as not serious). She did some research and saw no more incidents in the general population but she wanted to report this. She also wanted to get more information on if the patient should proceed with dose number 2 of the vaccine. The patient developed the Bell''s Palsy within 5 minutes after getting the vaccine. She thought it was because she was anxious to get the vaccine, so she brushed it off. The Bell''s Palsy was still occurring but per the patient it had improved. On exam she did not have any weakness, facial droop or dumbness with sharp or dull testing. The patient perceived it along the face still and the arm. The reporting nurse practitioner said that the arm was probably not Bell''s Palsy, but more related to getting the vaccine in the arm and it hits a nerve. Patient stated that her smile was also unequal and it was difficult for her to close her right eye, although now (as of 31Dec2020) she can. Her right eye was irritated a little dry. Regarding treatment, the patient was started on steroids on 31Dec2020. She did not start her on an anti-viral as she did not want it to impact her immunity to the vaccine. The patient also complained of right sided ear pain. She was unsure if that was related to the Bell''s Palsy, but it was also on the right side. There was fluid in the ear but no infection. The pain was still ongoing. The patient also mentioned numbness in a small area of her tongue when she first got the vaccine. This was still ongoing. Outcome of Bell''s Palsy was resolving. Outcome of the event numbness in a small area of her tongue, right sided ear pain was not resolved. Outcome of the other events was unknown. The reporting nurse practitioner stated that this was not serious as this was a mild case and was thankfully resolving. The reporting nurse practitioner comment that nothing of history was relevant besides for the last several months (as of 31Dec2020) the patient had been taking 5mg of cetirizine hydrochloride for intermittent hives. She wondered if she had not been taking it how she would have reacted or if the reaction would have been more severe. 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 cannot 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.


VAERS ID: 925765 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 30.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Ohio  
Vaccinated:2020-12-30
Onset:2020-12-30
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-07
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 011J20A / 1 RA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial paralysis, Hypoaesthesia, Paraesthesia
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (broad), 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? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: unknown
Current Illness: none
Preexisting Conditions: Raynaud''s syndrome (2016 note in EMR)
Allergies: Latex
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Pt presented back to clinic on 1/7/21 and shared adverse event of numbness/tingling on right side of face and right leg (same side as vaccine was given). She was treated by PCP for potential bells palsy.


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