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From the 6/11/2021 release of VAERS data:

Found 3,516 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: 925834 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 54.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Kentucky  
Vaccinated:2020-12-28
Onset:2021-01-02
   Days after vaccination:5
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-07
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 039K20A / 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? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Atenolol, Fenofibrate
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: HTN; Hyperlipidemia
Allergies: NONE
Diagnostic Lab Data: None
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Facial drooping No treatment Symptoms have improved but not completely resolved.


VAERS ID: 925932 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 29.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Tennessee  
Vaccinated:2020-12-30
Onset:2021-01-02
   Days after vaccination:3
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-07
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 025L20A / 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? No
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Vitamin D, Metformin, Fibrin, Hydroxychloroquine
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: anxiety, depression, neuropathy, and migraines
Allergies: Lamictal, Penicillin, Sulfa
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Patient started having right side facial dropping on. Patient went to ED and followed up with PCP on 1/6/21 and treated with oral steroids for 6 days.


VAERS ID: 925973 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 25.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: New Jersey  
Vaccinated:2021-01-04
Onset:2021-01-04
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-07
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA - / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Unknown       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Borrelia test negative, 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? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Ibuprofen
Current Illness: Migraine
Preexisting Conditions: None
Allergies: None
Diagnostic Lab Data: Lyme test (1/4/2021) negative
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Received Moderna COVID-19 vaccine around 8:00 am on 1/4/2021. Same day in the afternoon, developed left facial numbness and right facial weakness, which had exacerbated on the next two days. On 1/5/2021, went to ED of Medical Center. Was evaluated by ED doctor and ED attending and was diagnosed with Bell''s Palsy. Neurology consulted. Steroids were not recommended as it would make vaccine not effective. Lyme test was obtained (reported negative). Was discharged later on 1/5/2021 and was advised to follow up with OMS and neurology.


VAERS ID: 926300 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 31.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: New Jersey  
Vaccinated:2021-01-07
Onset:2021-01-07
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-07
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 011L20A / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Public       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial paralysis, Feeling cold, Hypoaesthesia oral
SMQs:, Oropharyngeal conditions (excl neoplasms, infections and allergies) (narrow), 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:

Write-up: Facial palsy, feeling cold, oral numbness


VAERS ID: 926654 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 56.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Maine  
Vaccinated:2021-01-07
Onset:2021-01-07
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-07
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 012L20A / 1 AR / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Blood pressure increased, Facial discomfort, Headache, Ocular discomfort, Throat irritation, Throat tightness
SMQs:, Anaphylactic reaction (broad), Angioedema (broad), Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (broad), Oropharyngeal conditions (excl neoplasms, infections and allergies) (narrow), Hypertension (narrow), Hypersensitivity (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: Amlodipine, Dexilant, hydroxychloroquine, lisinopril, tizanidine
Current Illness: none
Preexisting Conditions: htn, GERD (? indication for hydroxychloroquine)
Allergies: lortab, potassium cultivate, red dye, aspirin, azithromycin (and others that she was unable to remember)
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: 50 minutes after administration of the vaccine, the patient started to feel like her throat was somewhat itchy and tight. There was no wheezing or difficulty breathing. IM benadryl was administered immediately, and blood pressure taken--which was found to be elevated. Blood pressure continued to elevate further to the 180s/110s, and patient developed a "pounding headache" She also complained of pressure behind her eyes and "a funny feeling in my face" (bilateral). She was given 0.1mg of clonidine and was taken to the hospital by EMS


VAERS ID: 926734 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 53.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Indiana  
Vaccinated:2020-12-23
Onset:2021-01-07
   Days after vaccination:15
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-07
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EJ1685 / UNK - / -

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: Montelukast, Effexor XR, Premarin, Metoprolol, Allegra
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: Migraines, Allergies, venous insufficiency
Allergies: Penicillin
Diagnostic Lab Data: None?clinical dx
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Bells Palsy?left facial droop and left facial numb/tingling


VAERS ID: 926844 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 38.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: California  
Vaccinated:2020-12-17
Onset:2021-01-04
   Days after vaccination:18
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-07
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EH9899 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Blood test, Computerised tomogram head, 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: None
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: None
Allergies: None
Diagnostic Lab Data: Head CT Labs drawn Medication prescribed
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Bell?s Palsy


VAERS ID: 926984 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 47.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Tennessee  
Vaccinated:2021-01-05
Onset:2021-01-06
   Days after vaccination:1
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-07
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 025L20A / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Public       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial discomfort, Oropharyngeal pain, Swollen tongue
SMQs:, Anaphylactic reaction (broad), Angioedema (narrow), Oropharyngeal allergic conditions (narrow), Oropharyngeal conditions (excl neoplasms, infections and allergies) (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:
Other Medications: Pt received COVID 19 Vaccine, Moderna 025L20A at Health Department Vitamin D2 10mcg po daily Levothyroxine Sodium 137mcg po daily
Current Illness: None noted
Preexisting Conditions: ASTHMA , THYROID DISEASE, DIVERTICULITIS LEFT SHOULDER REPAIR, TORN LEFT AC/ SPURS, APPENDECTOMY, HYSTERECTOMY, THYROIDECTOMY, 09/2020 BLADDER SLING
Allergies: Codeine Keflex
Diagnostic Lab Data: none
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Tongue swelling, face felt funny, and throat pain. See above in report for times. Dexamethasone 10mg IM in clinic. Benadryl OTC as directed. Pepcid 20mg daily po x 7 days


VAERS ID: 927190 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 45.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Hawaii  
Vaccinated:2020-12-23
Onset:2020-12-23
   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 EL1284 / 1 LA / SYR

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial paralysis, Paraesthesia, Paraesthesia oral, Rash, Rash erythematous, Vaccination complication
SMQs:, Anaphylactic reaction (broad), Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Oropharyngeal conditions (excl neoplasms, infections and allergies) (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), 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? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Fluticasone propionate 50MCG/ACT nasal spray Epinepherine 0.3MG/0.3ML (EpiPen)
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: Past medical hx of mitral valve prolapse
Allergies: Cephalosporins and nut (peanut-derived)
Diagnostic Lab Data: ER physician reviewed allergic reaction symptoms on 12/23/2020. PCP followed up with JS and diagnosed Bell''s Palsy after telemedicine visit history and physical.
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Allergic reaction to vaccine, tingling to upper lip and face, red rash on bilateral forearms, started approximately 10 minutes after receiving vaccine. Reaction resolved with no treatment. Patient developed Bell?s Palsy 2-3 days after vaccine. Currently being treated with high dose steroids and acyclovir.


VAERS ID: 928037 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 31.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Mississippi  
Vaccinated:2021-01-05
Onset:2021-01-05
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-07
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 037K201A / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Eye pain, Facial paralysis, Paraesthesia
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Glaucoma (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: Adderall, Doxycycline, Wellbutrin
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: Depression, ADHD
Allergies: NKDA
Diagnostic Lab Data: None
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Patient received the Moderna vaccine at County Hospital on 01/05/2021 at approx. 12 noon. She continue her work as normal throughout the day. She began having symptoms around 1700 the same day which consisted of left side facial decrease in sensation that continued to progress until the following day when it plateau''d. She was seen in the office on 01/06/2021 for continue decreased sensation of the left side of face and left eye pain. Patient had no other symptoms to mention. After assessment, the patient was diagnosed with a very mild case of Bell''s Palsy. She was started on a high tapered dose of Prednisone over the next 2 1/2 weeks.


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