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From the 4/23/2021 release of VAERS data:

Found 1,099 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: 907376 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 28.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Indiana  
Vaccinated:2020-12-20
Onset:2020-12-23
   Days after vaccination:3
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-23
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EJ1685 / UNK RA / 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? 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: I was dx with possible bell palsy mainly effecting my right eye. I was prescribed prednisone and famciclovir.


VAERS ID: 907586 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 47.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Pennsylvania  
Vaccinated:2020-12-23
Onset:2020-12-23
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-23
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EL0140 / 1 LA / SYR

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Asthenia, Facial paralysis, Fatigue, Feeling abnormal, Vision blurred
SMQs:, Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Dementia (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Glaucoma (broad), Lens disorders (broad), Retinal disorders (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Hypoglycaemia (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: Flu shot
Other Medications: Topamax, Fluoxiatine, Claritin, Vitamin D, Cranberry,
Current Illness: No
Preexisting Conditions: Silent Migraines
Allergies: Codeine
Diagnostic Lab Data: No
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: 2 hours after the vaccine felt like she was hit by a bus. Had facial droopiness. Has Migraines with the same facial droopiness. Left eye blurred vision. Stroke like symptoms. Fatigue, weakness.


VAERS ID: 907825 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 58.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: New York  
Vaccinated:2020-12-15
Onset:2020-12-15
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-23
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EK5730 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial asymmetry, Facial paralysis, Headache
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: Losartan 50mg Chlorthalidone 25 mg Tyleno prn
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: Hypertension
Allergies: Fentanyl- resp distress
Diagnostic Lab Data: Refer to PCP
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Employee reports right sided eye and facial droop 2 hours after receiving vaccine but did not report the incident until 12/23/20. BP-140/89, light headache. Did not seek any treatment since , BP checked today 12/23/20 was 90/60. slightly facial asymmetry still noted, no other associated s/s. Neuro check intact as of this date. Employee referred to f/u with PCP.


VAERS ID: 907907 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 43.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Virginia  
Vaccinated:2020-12-18
Onset:2020-12-22
   Days after vaccination:4
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-23
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH - / UNK RA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Computerised tomogram head abnormal, Facial paralysis, Facial paresis, Hypoaesthesia, Hypoaesthesia oral, Pain in jaw, Tongue movement disturbance
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Oropharyngeal conditions (excl neoplasms, infections and allergies) (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Osteonecrosis (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? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Daily multivitamin
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies: Chemical sunscreen
Diagnostic Lab Data: CT scan of my head w/o contrast to r/o stroke. Results were negative.
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Right sided jaw pain started 12/22/20 in the AM progressed through the evening. When I woke I had numbness and weakness on the right side of my tongue which I quickly realized included the lower portion of my right face. An ER trip and a CT scan confirmed it was Bells Palsy. The upper portion of my face has is now included in the weakness and paralysis.


VAERS ID: 908010 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 37.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Tennessee  
Vaccinated:2020-12-23
Onset:2020-12-23
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-23
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 011J20A / 1 LA / SYR

Administered by: Public       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial discomfort, Feeling abnormal, Paraesthesia, Peripheral swelling
SMQs:, Cardiac failure (broad), Angioedema (broad), Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Dementia (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Extravasation events (injections, infusions and implants) (broad), Haemodynamic oedema, effusions and fluid overload (narrow)

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: Metformin 500mg daily, fish oil daily, amlodipine 10mg daily, HCTZ 25mg daily, omeprazole 20mg daily, Tri-Lo-Sprintec daily, Cephalexin since Sunday 12/20/20 (spider bite on arm), hydrocortisone cream (for spider bite on arm)
Current Illness: Spider bite (treated in ER 12/20/20) treated with antibiotic and hydrocortisone cream
Preexisting Conditions: None
Allergies: Lisinopril
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Patient called clinic stating she has noticed slight tingling and slight swelling in legs since receiving her COVID-19 vaccine. She also states something "feels different" on the L side of her face. She overall doesn''t feel "normal." She is going to follow-up today with her PCP.


VAERS ID: 908465 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 39.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: New Jersey  
Vaccinated:2020-12-18
Onset:2020-12-18
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-24
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EJ1685 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial paralysis, Hypoaesthesia, Hypoaesthesia oral, Magnetic resonance imaging brain normal
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (broad), 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? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: None recorded
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: GERD, irritable bowel
Allergies: No Known Allergies
Diagnostic Lab Data: MRI - no acute intracranial pathology
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Slight numbness in L cheek and inner L lip, symptoms worsened on the way home, seen in the ED (6:23PM), MRI completed, diagnosed with Bell''s Palsy, discharged home (10PM)


VAERS ID: 908767 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 31.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: California  
Vaccinated:2020-12-19
Onset:2020-12-19
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-24
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EJ1685 / 1 RA / IM

Administered by: Senior Living       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial paralysis, Gait disturbance, Hypoaesthesia, Muscular weakness, Paraesthesia
SMQs:, Rhabdomyolysis/myopathy (broad), Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Parkinson-like events (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Hypoglycaemia (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:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies: NKA
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: REQUESTED BY THIS WRITER PRIOR TO INJECTION FOR HEALTH TO RECORD PROCEDURE ON PERSONAL CELLPHONE. INJECTION GIVEN TO RIGHT DELTOID. LESS THAN 1 HOUR APPROXIMATELY 3:50PM TINGLING, PINCHING FEELING TO RIGHT HAND BEGAN THEN NUMBNESS STARTED TO RIGHT ARM FOLLOWED BY SAME SENSATION ON RIGHT LOWER EXTREMITY. MEDICINE CUP STARTED TO FEEL HEAVY AND I WASNT ABLE TO WALK CORRECTLY (LIMPING). HEALTH VERBALIZED "TO CONTINUE MONITORING YOURSELF WHILE WORKING". APPROXIMATELY 4:35PM NUMBNESS IS FELT TO RIGHT SIDE OF FACE, FACIAL DROOPING VISUALLY SEEN ON RIGHT SIDE OF FACE. ADVISED HEALTH TO GO TO ER. HEALTH DROVE THIS WRITER TO THE ER


VAERS ID: 908785 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 36.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Wisconsin  
Vaccinated:2020-12-17
Onset:2020-12-21
   Days after vaccination:4
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-24
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EK5730 / 1 RA / 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? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Ibuprofen
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: Castleman?s Disease, Factor V Leiden
Allergies: Codeine
Diagnostic Lab Data: Evaluated in the emergency room on December 21. Physical exam performed by physician and diagnosed with Bell?s palsy
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Woke up with onset of left sided facial weakness, paralysis, and numbness around 0600. Was evaluated in the ER and diagnosed with Bell?s Palsy.


VAERS ID: 908917 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 47.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Nebraska  
Vaccinated:2020-12-23
Onset:2020-12-24
   Days after vaccination:1
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-24
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 025J20-2A / 1 AR / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Activated partial thromboplastin time shortened, Asthenia, Binocular eye movement disorder, Blood glucose normal, Dysarthria, Facial paralysis, Feeling abnormal, Gait disturbance, Grip strength decreased, Haemoglobin normal, International normalised ratio normal, Mobility decreased, Platelet count normal, Red blood cell count normal, Visual impairment, White blood cell count normal
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Dementia (broad), Parkinson-like events (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Glaucoma (broad), Optic nerve disorders (broad), Lens disorders (broad), Retinal disorders (broad), Conditions associated with central nervous system haemorrhages and cerebrovascular accidents (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Ocular motility disorders (narrow), Tendinopathies and ligament disorders (broad), Hypoglycaemia (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? Yes, ? days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Albuterol inhaler, Vitamin D3, citalopram, fluticasone nasal spray, tramadol, nicotine transdermal patch
Current Illness: No recent illnesses in the last 30 days
Preexisting Conditions: Tobacco dependency, depression, chronic low back pain, anxiety, vitamin D deficiency
Allergies: No known drug or food allergies
Diagnostic Lab Data: WBC: 8.1 RBC: 4.81 Hemoglobin: 15.2 Platelet Count: 188 INR: 0.9 PTT: 32 Blood Glucose: 108
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Patient is a 47 y.o. female who arrived by Car presented to the emergency department for Stroke symptoms. Patient awoke at 6:15 this morning, some difficulty seeing out of the right eye and also was stumbling towards the left and to table. Concerned about things not being right so brought to the emergency department. Patient feels her speaking and swallowing are okay. She did drink a bit of coffee earlier. She denies headache or significant vision problems presently. Continues to not feel normal on her left side. No history of stroke and parents or siblings. She does give personal history of an occipital migraine many years ago at which time she did not have a headache but had some vision troubles. Physical Exam Vitals signs and nursing note reviewed. Constitutional: General: She is not in acute distress. Appearance: She is not ill-appearing or diaphoretic. HENT: Head: Normocephalic and atraumatic. Right Ear: Tympanic membrane normal. Left Ear: Tympanic membrane normal. Nose: Nose normal. Mouth/Throat: Mouth: Mucous membranes are moist. Pharynx: No oropharyngeal exudate or posterior oropharyngeal erythema. Eyes: Conjunctiva/sclera: Conjunctivae normal. Pupils: Pupils are equal, round, and reactive to light. Comments: Patient displays absence of left lateral movement Neck: Musculoskeletal: Normal range of motion. No muscular tenderness. Cardiovascular: Rate and Rhythm: Normal rate and regular rhythm. Heart sounds: No murmur. Pulmonary: Effort: Pulmonary effort is normal. Breath sounds: Normal breath sounds. Abdominal: General: Bowel sounds are normal. There is no distension. Palpations: Abdomen is soft. Tenderness: There is no abdominal tenderness. Musculoskeletal: Right lower leg: No edema. Left lower leg: No edema. Lymphadenopathy: Cervical: No cervical adenopathy. Skin: Findings: No rash. Neurological: Mental Status: She is alert. Cranial Nerves: Cranial nerve deficit (left facial droop, dysarthria) present. Comments: Patient''s speech seems a bit slurred to me. Absence of ocular movements towards left noted as well as upward movements. Tongue is midline. Patient is unable to shrug the left shoulder or lift the left arm off the bed. Grip strength is 4 out of 5 on the left. Left leg strength is 3 out of 5. Extremity strength on right arm and leg is 5 out of 5. After consultation with a neurologist, the patient is being transferred from the ED.


VAERS ID: 908961 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 36.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Florida  
Vaccinated:2020-12-21
Onset:2020-12-22
   Days after vaccination:1
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-24
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EH9899 / 1 RA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Blood test, Computerised tomogram, 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: Cymbalta and Lipitor
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: High Cholesterol
Allergies: None
Diagnostic Lab Data: Was seen in ED and had routine blood work and CAT scan
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Developed Bell''s Palsy symptoms on the left side of my face almost exactly 24 hours after vaccine administered


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