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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: 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: 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.


VAERS ID: 910588 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age:   
Sex: Female  
Location: Unknown  
Vaccinated:0000-00-00
Onset:0000-00-00
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-28
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH - / UNK - / -

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 INC2020506006

Write-up: bells palsy; This is a spontaneous report from a Pfizer-sponsored program. A Consumer reported for herself. A 75-years-old female patient received bnt162b2 (BNT162B2) vaccine , via an unspecified route of administration on an unspecified date at single dose for covid-19 immunisation . The patient medical history and concomitant medications were not reported. The patient previously took mercury and experienced drug hypersensitivity. The patient experienced Bells palsy on an unspecified date with outcome of unknown. The patient is wondering if Bells palsy may be an adverse reaction to the vaccine. Information on the lot/batch number has been requested.


VAERS ID: 910639 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 28.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Georgia  
Vaccinated:2020-12-18
Onset:2020-12-21
   Days after vaccination:3
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-28
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH 33121 / 1 LA / -

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? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: PROZAC
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: Medical History/Concurrent Conditions: Anxiety; COVID-19 (COVID-19 positive); Depression
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type: USPFIZER INC2020508875

Write-up: Bell''s palsy/facial paralysis; This is a spontaneous report from a contactable other Health Professional (patient). A 28-years-old female patient received first dose BNT162B2 (PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE, lot/ batch number: 33121, brand: EJ1685), via an unspecified route of administration at left arm on 18Dec2020 09:30 at single dose for covid-19 immunization at hospital. Medical history included anxiety, depression, diagnosed COVID-19 prior vaccination. No known allergies. Concomitant medication included fluoxetine hydrochloride (PROZAC) in two weeks. No other vaccine in four weeks. The patient experienced bell''s palsy/facial paralysis on 21Dec2020 19:00 with outcome of not recovered. The seriousness was reported as no. The adverse event result in doctor or other healthcare professional office/clinic visit, Emergency room/department or urgent care. The treatment received for the adverse event was reported as unknown.; Sender''s Comments: Based on available information, a possible contributory role of the subject vaccine cannot be excluded for the reported event of Bell''s palsy due to temporal relationship. However, the reported event may possibly represent intercurrent medical condition in this patient. There is limited information provided in this report. Additional information is needed to better assess the case, including complete medical history, diagnostics, counteractive treatment measures and concomitant medications. This case will be reassessed once additional information is available. 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: 910902 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 48.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Wyoming  
Vaccinated:2020-12-23
Onset:2020-12-23
   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 - / 2 RA / IM

Administered by: Public       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial paralysis, Hypoaesthesia eye, Inflammatory marker test, Paraesthesia, Physical examination normal
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Corneal disorders (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: Dexilent 60 mg, Estradiol 1 mg, Multivitamin daily, Calcium daily, Vitamin D daily, Probiotic daily
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: GERD
Allergies: Latex -sensitivity ("red, itchy, swelling on skin"), Levaquin (swelling in joints to the point of not being able to walk), Demerol (hives), Phenobarbital (Infantile seizures), Biaxin (GI sensitivity), Keflex (hives), Dermabond ( Skin reaction)
Diagnostic Lab Data: "Sensation test", blood work - inflammatory markers - within normal limits
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: December 23, 2020, at approximately, 1645 patient noted right eye numbness that tingled into right cheek. At 1730, looked in the mirror and noted no movement in muscles on right side of face. Could raise right eyebrow, but right eyebrow and below numbness and no movement. Patient spoke with physician at Public Health Department and it was recommended patient go to Primary Care to see provider NP. Then at approximately, 1920 went to the local Emergency Department and was seen by Dr. in the ER department. Dr. consulted with on call neurologist. Patient states she was diagnosed with Bells Palsy and given oral steroids ("three pills), then started a Medrol Dose Pak the next morning. As of today, December 28, 2020 patient reports "Face and eye area feel normal. My mouth is not drooping. I have at least 50% of my movement back." Patient continues to take Medrol Dose Pak. On day 4 of Medrol Dose Pak has 3 more days. Emergency Department recommended patient follow up with pcp in 5-7 days.


VAERS ID: 910992 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 29.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Kentucky  
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 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 025J20A / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Asthenia, Computerised tomogram normal, Dizziness, Dysphagia, Facial paralysis, Fatigue, Headache, Hypertension, Hypoaesthesia, Hypoaesthesia oral, Paraesthesia, Sensory disturbance, Vision blurred
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (broad), Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Oropharyngeal conditions (excl neoplasms, infections and allergies) (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Gastrointestinal nonspecific symptoms and therapeutic procedures (broad), Glaucoma (broad), Hypertension (narrow), Lens disorders (broad), Retinal disorders (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Vestibular disorders (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? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: No
Current Illness: No
Preexisting Conditions: No
Allergies: Sulfa
Diagnostic Lab Data: CT done on 12/28 that showed no abnormalities
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Dec 23 started having right side facial tingling, slight numbness, decreased sensation. Headache, fatigue. This facial symptoms came and went away daily in short intervals. On 12/27 I got dizzy, weakness, blurred vision, right face numbness, slight lip drooping, high blood pressure, trouble swallowing, tongue numbness on right side, and right arm tingling. Went to the doctor on 12/28 and got steroid treatment from being diagnosed with Bell?s palsy, and a ct scan that didn?t show anything abnormal.


VAERS ID: 911087 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 42.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: New Mexico  
Vaccinated:2020-12-16
Onset:2020-12-16
   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 - / UNK - / -

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Computerised tomogram normal, Facial paralysis, HIV test, Hypoaesthesia oral, Laboratory test normal, Treponema test
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? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: PrEP (Emtricitabine/Tenofivir) Albuterol inhaler Fluticasone/Salmeterol inhaler Montelukast Fexofenadine Cyclobenzaprine Fluoxetine
Current Illness: none
Preexisting Conditions: Mild persistent asthma Obesity Pre-diabetes Back pain Non-alcoholic fatty liver Adjustment disorder/depression
Allergies: Clindamycin - rash
Diagnostic Lab Data: HIV/RPR pending (though he is already monitored closely while on PrEP).
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Onset of tongue numbness a few hours after vaccination, which was gone the next day. Vaccinated on 12/16 - 10 days later on 12/26/20 tongue numbness recurred & he developed (R) facial droop - seen in ER on 12/17 had normal head CT, negative work up for stroke. Seen in clinic on 12/28 - diagnosed with Bells palsy, started on Valacyclovir. Patient will hold PrEP x7 days (precautionary), no sexual activity during that time.


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