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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: 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.


VAERS ID: 911571 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 43.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: South Carolina  
Vaccinated:2020-12-18
Onset:2020-12-26
   Days after vaccination:8
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-29
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH - / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Eye irritation, Facial asymmetry, Facial paralysis, Hypotonia, Muscular weakness
SMQs:, Rhabdomyolysis/myopathy (broad), Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Corneal disorders (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Hypotonic-hyporesponsive episode (broad), Generalised convulsive seizures following immunisation (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: Synthroid Vyvanse Wellbutrin
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: Hypothyroid- Hashimotos
Allergies: None
Diagnostic Lab Data: None
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Mild Bell''s Palsy affecting right side of face. Mild assymetry noted, mild decreased muscle strength and tone, and slight right eye irritation. Symptoms with minimal progression by day 2. Started course of Prednisone on day 3 (12/28/20.) Currently symptoms persist but early in treatment course.


VAERS ID: 911677 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 46.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Missouri  
Vaccinated:2020-12-22
Onset:2020-12-26
   Days after vaccination:4
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-29
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EL1284 / 1 RA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial paralysis, Magnetic resonance imaging normal
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: MRI
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: The employee''s primary care provider''s office contacted our office this morning saying that she received the vaccine on 12/22/2020, on 12/26/2020 she began experiencing facial drooping, came into their office on 12/28/2020, had MRI performed (that was negative), and was diagnosed with Bell''s Palsy.


VAERS ID: 911765 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 46.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Missouri  
Vaccinated:2020-12-22
Onset:2020-12-26
   Days after vaccination:4
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-29
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH - / UNK - / -

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial paralysis, Magnetic resonance imaging normal
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: Prednisone taper Valtrex
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies: NKA
Diagnostic Lab Data: AS Above.
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Drooping of the Right side of her face. Started 12/26/20. MRI to rule out Stroke negative. Diagnosed with Bell''s Palsy. RX with a Prednisone taper and Valtrex.


VAERS ID: 911898 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 37.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: New Jersey  
Vaccinated:2020-12-27
Onset:2020-12-28
   Days after vaccination:1
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-29
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA - / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Computerised tomogram head normal, Facial nerve disorder, Facial paralysis, Injection site pain, Muscle tightness, Sensory loss
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Dystonia (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Extravasation events (injections, infusions and implants) (broad), Hearing impairment (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? Yes
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: none
Current Illness: none
Preexisting Conditions: asthma, diabetes type 2, HTN, psoriasis
Allergies: cat dander
Diagnostic Lab Data: Head CT; negative
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: After injection, within 1 hour, started having left arm muscle tightening, up to left shoulder. Following morning: facial numbnes/decreased sensation; mild facial droop. Onset 9am on 12/28/2020. Went to ED for evaluation. Sensation started to resolve, continues to be slightly diminished on left side of face. Droop has since resolved.


VAERS ID: 911940 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 24.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Indiana  
Vaccinated:2020-12-29
Onset:2020-12-29
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-29
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 026L201 / UNK UN / IM

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Dizziness, Facial paresis, Feeling hot, Flushing
SMQs:, Anaphylactic reaction (broad), Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Vestibular disorders (broad), Hypersensitivity (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: Breo, Albuterol, BIrth Control, Zurtec
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: Asthma
Allergies: Penicillin, Singular
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Became hot, flushed and felt dizzy,. Had slight weakness in rt face


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