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Found 793 cases where Vaccine is COVID19 and Symptom is Facial asymmetry or Facial discomfort or Facial dysmorphism or Facial nerve disorder or Facial neuralgia or Facial palsy or Facial paralysis or Facial paresis



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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: 909784 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 36.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Arizona  
Vaccinated:2020-12-24
Onset:2020-12-24
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-27
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 011J20A / 1 RA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Chest discomfort, Facial discomfort, Pain in extremity, Pruritus
SMQs:, Anaphylactic reaction (narrow), Hypersensitivity (broad), Tendinopathies and ligament disorders (broad), 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? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations: influenza H1N1 2009
Other Medications: none
Current Illness: none
Preexisting Conditions: none
Allergies: FLU vaccine H1N1 2009 with near anaphylaxis
Diagnostic Lab Data: none
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: 10 minutes following vaccination, itchiness, "fullness in face and chest" She took benadryl and cetirizine due to known adverse reaction to H1N1 vaccine Overall resolved in 30 min no worsening Arm achiness x2 days


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


VAERS ID: 910069 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 37.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Tennessee  
Vaccinated:2020-12-23
Onset:2020-12-26
   Days after vaccination:3
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-28
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 037K20A / 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? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies: PNC, percocet
Diagnostic Lab Data: None
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Possible Bell''s Palsy Rx of Prednisone 60mg Daily x7 days Valacyclovir 1000mg TID x7 days


VAERS ID: 910184 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 42.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Colorado  
Vaccinated:2020-12-28
Onset:2020-12-28
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-28
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EL0142 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Senior Living       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial discomfort, Hypoaesthesia, Skin tightness
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (broad), 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: None
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: None
Allergies: NKA
Diagnostic Lab Data: None
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Patient on left jaw felt dull discomfort from ear to center of jaw Lower lumber/ Spine felt numbness for 20 minutes. Area still remain tight


VAERS ID: 910185 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 44.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Illinois  
Vaccinated:2020-12-18
Onset:2020-12-20
   Days after vaccination:2
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-28
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EJ1685 / UNK LA / SYR

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Blood test, Computerised tomogram, Ear infection, 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: None
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: Diagnosed and treated for Non- Hodgkin''s follicular lymphoma (March 2017-present). Treated with rituximab 2017 & 2018. Not currently on any treatment medications at time of coronavirus vaccination.
Allergies: None
Diagnostic Lab Data: 12/26/2020 - CT Scan & Bloodwork
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: 12/20 - symptoms presented as possible right ear infection. 12/21 - began taking Amoxicillin 875MG 2xdaily 12/25 - presented in urgent care, for treatment of worsening ear infection. In addition to Amoxicillin, Prednisone was prescribed. Did not fill or take the prednisone on 12/25 due to Christmas Holiday and no open Pharmacies. 12/26 Awoke with Bells Palsy on right side of face. Went to ER. Was diagnosed with Bells Palsy and potential ear swimmers ear. Placed on and began taking the following medications on 12/26/2020. Prednisone 10MG Tablets taking 4 tablets every day for 2 days, 3 tablets every day for 2 days, 2 tablets every day for 2 days and 1 tablet every day for 2 days CIPR/DEXAMETH 0.3-0.0% OTIC SUSP - instill 2 drops into right ear twice daily for 7 days. AMOX-CLAV 875MG VALACYCLOVIR 500NG Bells Palsy impacting right side of the face. Symptoms began 12/20, presenting as possible right ear infection.


VAERS ID: 910296 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 41.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: North Carolina  
Vaccinated:2020-12-18
Onset:2020-12-18
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-28
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EJ1685 / 1 LA / OT

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Chills, Erythema, Facial asymmetry, Facial paralysis, Feeling hot, Muscle tightness, Paraesthesia, Pruritus, Rash, Swelling face
SMQs:, Anaphylactic reaction (broad), Angioedema (narrow), Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Dystonia (broad), 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? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: FLONASE [MOMETASONE FUROATE]; ZYRTEC [CETIRIZINE HYDROCHLORIDE]
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: Medical History/Concurrent Conditions: Hypertension; Seasonal allergy
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type: USPFIZER INC2020502853

Write-up: A very slight droop of relaxed right lip (Smile is symmetrical and NO orbital involvement); tightness, swelling and tingling in right jaw; tightness, swelling and tingling in right jaw; tightness, swelling and tingling in right jaw; generalized itching; A small patch (dime-size)of non-raised erythema noted behind right ear; A brief period of feeling hot followed immediately by a chills; A brief period of feeling hot followed immediately by a chills; Rash; This is a spontaneous report from a contactable nurse. A 41-year-old female patient received the first dose of BNT162B2 (PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 MRNA VACCINE; Lot number: EJ1685), intramuscularly in the left arm, on 18Dec2020 at 08:45 (at the age of 41-years-old) at a single dose for COVID-19 immunization. Medical history included hypertension (HTN) and seasonal allergies. The patient was not pregnant at the time of vaccination. Concomitant medications, taken within 2 weeks of vaccination, included mometasone furoate (FLONASE) and cetirizine hydrochloride (ZYRTEC). Other concomitant medications included an unspecified antihypertensive. The patient had no known allergies to medications, food, or other products. The patient did not receive any other vaccines within four weeks prior to the vaccination. The patient experienced a very slight droop of relaxed right lip (smile is symmetrical and no orbital involvement), tightness, swelling and tingling in right jaw, generalized itching, a small patch (dime-size) of non-raised erythema noted behind right ear, a brief period of feeling hot followed immediately by a chills, and rash on 18Dec2020 at 09:30. Therapeutic measures were taken as a result of the events, which included treatment with oral diphenhydramine hydrochloride (BENADRYL) 50 mg. The clinical outcome of a very slight droop of relaxed right lip (smile is symmetrical and no orbital involvement), tightness, swelling and tingling in right jaw, a small patch (dime-size) of non-raised erythema noted behind right ear, and a brief period of feeling hot followed immediately by a chills was not recovered and of generalized itching and rash was recovered on an unspecified date. It was reported that jaw tightness and slight asymmetry of relaxed lips continued on 18Dec2020 at 16:15. It was also reported that since the vaccination, the patient had not been tested for COVID-19. No follow-up attempts needed. No further information expected.; Sender''s Comments: Based on the close temporal relationship, there is a possibility that the events are related to BNT162 vaccine. 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: 910302 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 33.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: California  
Vaccinated:2020-12-19
Onset:2020-12-19
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-28
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EK5730 / 1 LA / -

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial asymmetry, Facial paralysis, Hypoaesthesia, Hypoaesthesia oral, Paraesthesia, Paraesthesia oral
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: ; ZYRTEC [CETIRIZINE HYDROCHLORIDE]
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: Medical History/Concurrent Conditions: Sulfonamide allergy
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type: USPFIZER INC2020503122

Write-up: diagnosed with Bell''s palsy; This is a spontaneous report from a contactable nurse (patient). A 33-year-old female patient received 1st dose of BNT162B2 (PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE, Lot number: EK5730, expiration date: Mar2021), via an unspecified route of administration in left arm on 19Dec2020 10:00 at single dose for COVID-19 immunization. No other vaccine administered in four weeks. Medical history included drug sulfa allergy. Concomitant medication included cetirizine, cetirizine hydrochloride (ZYRTEC) from 18Dec2020, and multivitamin from 18Dec2020. No Covid prior vaccination. No Covid tested post vaccination. About 40 min after the vaccine (19Dec2020 10:40) the patient developed left facial/ left tongue tingling/ numbness. By 20:30 at night (19Dec2020 20:30), the patient had a left sided facial droop as well, the patient was diagnosed with Bell''s palsy. 20:30 (19Dec2020), she had facial asymmetry. She looked in the mirror and noticed her smile was not symmetrical. She then checked into the Emergency Room and the ER doctors diagnosed her with Bell''s palsy. She was not admitted to the hospital. Steroids were given for treatment. The patient was still expirencing. Intermittent tingling but tingling was not constant. Smile was not normal yet. The outcome of event was not recovered.; Sender''s Comments: Based on the close temporal relationship, the association between the event Bell''s palsy with BNT162b2 can not be fully 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: 910564 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 49.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Michigan  
Vaccinated:2020-12-22
Onset:2020-12-23
   Days after vaccination:1
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-28
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EL0140 / 1 LA / SYR

Administered by: Other       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: None
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: None
Allergies: Compazine
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Bell?s Palsy to the left side of my face. Woke up Wednesday morning with symptoms.


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