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Found 1,853 cases where Vaccine is COVID19 and Symptom is Facial asymmetry or Facial dysmorphism or Facial palsy or Facial paralysis or Facial paresis



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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: 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


VAERS ID: 909017 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 43.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Texas  
Vaccinated:2020-12-17
Onset:2020-12-24
   Days after vaccination:7
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-24
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EK5730 / 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:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Bell?s Palsy


VAERS ID: 909273 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 28.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Washington  
Vaccinated:2020-12-24
Onset:2020-12-24
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-26
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EL0140 / 1 RA / SYR

Administered by: Unknown       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial paralysis, Feeling hot, Hypoaesthesia, Magnetic resonance imaging normal, Musculoskeletal stiffness, Swelling face
SMQs:, Anaphylactic reaction (broad), Angioedema (narrow), Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Dystonia (broad), Parkinson-like events (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Hypersensitivity (narrow), Arthritis (broad), Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms 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? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Magnesium every evening
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: None
Allergies: None
Diagnostic Lab Data: I called the nurse triage line at my doctors office who said to go be seen right away. Went to emergency room. Doctor thought it was highly unlikely I was having a stroke. Did an MRI to test for any other possible causes to numbness/stiffness/slight droop, MRI came back with nothing concerning, nothing indicating what would have caused this.
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Right side of face felt hot and slightly numb. Continued to persist for several hours. Appeared slightly puffy on right side. Muscles on right side of face felt stiff when moving them. Symptoms seemed to resolve but the next morning but returned around 1pm on 12/25. Additionally I noticed slight dropping in my face on the right side of my face.


VAERS ID: 909925 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 59.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Virginia  
Vaccinated:2020-12-23
Onset:2020-12-25
   Days after vaccination:2
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-28
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 011J20A / 1 LA / SYR

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Blepharospasm, Blood test normal, Computerised tomogram normal, Eyelid function disorder, Facial paralysis, Headache, Neck pain
SMQs:, Dystonia (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Periorbital and eyelid disorders (narrow), Ocular motility disorders (narrow), Arthritis (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: Hydrochlorothiazide 25mg
Current Illness: N/A
Preexisting Conditions: N/A
Allergies: N/A
Diagnostic Lab Data: Blood labs - normal, CT Scan -normal
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: 12/25/2020 08:00AM patient awoke with left eye twitching, mouth drawn to left side. Neck severely aching from right earlobe to the back of neck, severe headache. Unable to close left eye. ER visit 12/26/2020 in the morning - discharge diagnosis, Bell''s palsy. Prescription Valacyclovir hcl 1 gram tablet, Butalbital, Acetaminophen, Caffeine Oral tablet 50-325-40mg , solution eye drops , Azithromycin cream


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