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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: 916759 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 30.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Virginia  
Vaccinated:2020-12-28
Onset:2020-12-28
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-01
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EL1284 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Arthralgia, Back pain, Chest discomfort, Chills, Dyspnoea, Ear pain, Facial paralysis, Facial paresis, Fatigue, Headache, Hypoaesthesia, Myalgia, Palpitations, Paraesthesia, Peripheral coldness, Toothache
SMQs:, Rhabdomyolysis/myopathy (broad), Anaphylactic reaction (broad), Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Arrhythmia related investigations, signs and symptoms (broad), Retroperitoneal fibrosis (broad), Acute central respiratory depression (broad), Pulmonary hypertension (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Cardiomyopathy (broad), Eosinophilic pneumonia (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Arthritis (broad), Tendinopathies and ligament disorders (broad), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (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: Pentasa (mesalamine) 3 to 4 gm/daily pepcid 20 mg Po daily vitafusion women''s prental folic acid 1 mg b12 1000 mcg po daily tylenol 500 mg flonase prn loratadine prn albuterol prn exercise
Current Illness: no illnesses at time of vaccine
Preexisting Conditions: crohn''s disease asthma
Allergies: pyridium (flushing, sob) lactose intolerance (GI) bee stings (rash/swelling) no anaphylaxis
Diagnostic Lab Data: none
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: 12/28/2020-1230 began feeling numbness/tingling left foot, left hand, left cheek (face), intermittent 1500- chest tightness, palpitations lasting 20-30 minutes 1900- feet b/l ice cold, muscle aches, chills, lasting 8 hrs 12/29/2020- upon awakening-fatigue, SOB 6 hrs, intermittent paresthesia persist left foot, left cheek, new onset teeth pain (lasts less than 1 minute) left sided headache (1-5 min) left sided back pain at SI joint 12/30- tingling sensation persist, fatigue is gone. Chills- 1-3 min duartion, intermittent. left ear pain, left headache, "pings " of left cheek, tingling back pain persists (left) 12/31/2020 noted mild left facial weakness-, left eye brow rise, unilateral wrinkle forehead, smile reduced left sided tingling persists with intermittent headache, ear pain, teeth pain sought care of PCP tx of early onset bells palsy with steroid taper + PPI Began prednisone 40 mg PO 1/1/2021 left sided back pain persists


VAERS ID: 917026 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 82.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Louisiana  
Vaccinated:2020-12-28
Onset:2020-12-29
   Days after vaccination:1
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-01
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 025J208 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Senior Living       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Cerebrovascular accident, Drooling, Dysphagia, Facial paralysis, Gastrostomy, Mobility decreased, Musculoskeletal disorder
SMQs:, Rhabdomyolysis/myopathy (broad), Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Ischaemic central nervous system vascular conditions (narrow), Haemorrhagic central nervous system vascular conditions (narrow), Embolic and thrombotic events, vessel type unspecified and mixed arterial and venous (narrow), Dyskinesia (broad), Dystonia (broad), Parkinson-like events (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), Hearing impairment (broad), Tendinopathies and ligament 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? No
Hospitalized? Yes, ? days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies: Codeine Peanuts
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: 12/28/2020, Pharmacy staff administered Moderna COVID Vaccine. 12/29/2020, he had not eaten breakfast or lunch but did consume fluids and take his medications. BP =150/70, Temp. = 101.6, Pulse= 102, Respirations= 18 and Oxygen saturation= 97%. Tylenol 650 mg given. It was difficult for him to swallow. Also had no use of right upper extremity and unable to move lower extremity, mouth was drooping and was drooling. Physician in attendance and ordered to send to ER. 1/1/2021, received information from nurse at hospital that patient received a Peg Tube this afternoon and Clinical indication of a stroke.


VAERS ID: 917431 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 35.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: California  
Vaccinated:2020-12-30
Onset:2020-12-30
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-02
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 025J20-2A / 1 LA / SYR

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial paresis, Hypoaesthesia, Muscle spasms, Paraesthesia, Paraesthesia oral
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Dystonia (broad), Oropharyngeal conditions (excl neoplasms, infections and allergies) (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (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:
Other Medications: Blisovi Fi (birth control)
Current Illness: NA
Preexisting Conditions: NA
Allergies: NA
Diagnostic Lab Data: NA
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Tingling at left side of face that moved down to lips at 15 minutes after injection. Tingling turned into numbing later on in day which included muscles on face moving slower when coming out of smile or frown. Lasted about 2 days. Also had severe muscle cramping in calves and arms.


VAERS ID: 917775 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 35.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: California  
Vaccinated:2020-12-23
Onset:2020-12-23
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-03
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EK5730 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Arthralgia, Ear discomfort, Facial paresis, Fatigue, Feeling cold, Headache, Hypoaesthesia, Muscular weakness, Pain, Pain in extremity, Peripheral coldness, Pulse abnormal
SMQs:, Rhabdomyolysis/myopathy (broad), Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Arthritis (broad), Tendinopathies and ligament disorders (broad), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (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: Levothyroxine 50 mcg daily
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: Subclinical hypothyroidism
Allergies: Local reaction to vaginal estrace cream (likely allergic to polyprene glycol ingredient)
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: 12/23/20: within 2 minutes of receiving the vaccine I felt pulsing in my left wrist and weakness in my left hand, within 30 minutes my left ear felt like it needed to pop, I had the normal/expected side effects for the first 1-2 days (very sore arm, headache, achy, fatigue, mild joint pain) 12/24/20: weakness/numbness/cold feeling in my left lower leg and foot, fullness in left ear continued 12/27/20: same sx as 12/24, plus weakness/numbness in left forearm, pinky and ring finger 12/28/20: same sx as above, plus fullness in R earned weakness/numbness in right forearm, pinky, and ring finger 12/30/20: same sx as above, plus weakness/numbness on the left side of my face, no drooping 12/31/20: same sx as above, now with weakness/numbness/cold sensations on both sides of face (although only one side at a time), in both legs, both arms down into pinky and ring fingers (weakness noticed when typing and writing). Both ears still with fullness feeling (only one side at a time). I can still walk/run, these symptoms are still present as of today 1/3/21.


VAERS ID: 917829 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 64.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: California  
Vaccinated:2020-12-27
Onset:2020-12-28
   Days after vaccination:1
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-03
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 039K20A / 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? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Metformin, losartan
Current Illness: Diabetes, high blood pressure
Preexisting Conditions: Diabetes, high bp
Allergies: None
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Bells Palsy


VAERS ID: 917879 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 64.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: West Virginia  
Vaccinated:2020-12-31
Onset:2020-12-31
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-03
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EJ1686 / UNK RA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial paralysis, Lip swelling, Pruritus, Swelling face, Urticaria
SMQs:, Anaphylactic reaction (broad), Angioedema (narrow), 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: Lisinopril. Ellura.
Current Illness: 2 weeks prior. Had some swelling in jaw area
Preexisting Conditions: High Blood Pressure. Graves? disease which has been inactive for several years
Allergies: Penicillin
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Right side of lip started swelling about 7:30 pm on 12/31/2020. Took Benadryl and picked up Epi pen at pharmacy. Swelling increased overnight up into right cheek and jaw. Right side eye and cheek and mouth drooping with a crooked smile. On 01/02/2020 started itching from up under right ear down towards neck with redness and hives. Got RX from pharmacy for Prednisone and am currently taking that


VAERS ID: 918076 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 54.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: California  
Vaccinated:2020-12-30
Onset:2021-01-03
   Days after vaccination:4
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-04
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 025J20-2A / 1 - / IM

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial paralysis, Swelling face
SMQs:, Anaphylactic reaction (broad), Angioedema (narrow), 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: - lipitor - lithium - clozapine - ativan
Current Illness: - COVID-19
Preexisting Conditions: SCHIZOPHRENIA, UNSPECIFIED GAF:UNKNOWN OVERWEIGHT DISEASE OF INTESTINE, UNSPECIFIED NICOTINE DEPENDENCE, UNSPECIFIED, UNCOMPLICATED DISORDER OF TEETH AND SUPPORTING STRUCTURES, UNSPECIFIED HYPOTHYROIDISM, UNSPECIFIED HYPERLIPIDEMIA, UNSPECIFIED HEMANGIOMA OF INTRA-ABDOMINAL STRUCTURES LIVER DISEASE, UNSPECIFIED 6/20/2017 ANEMIA, UNSPECIFIED
Allergies: nka
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Resident noted with right sided facial swelling and lip droop. diagnosed as bells Palsy


VAERS ID: 918233 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 52.0  
Sex: Female  
Location:   
Vaccinated:2020-12-30
Onset:2020-12-31
   Days after vaccination:1
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-04
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH - / 1 - / IM

Administered by: Military       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Chest X-ray normal, Computerised tomogram head, Computerised tomogram normal, Facial paralysis, Hypoaesthesia oral
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? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Ropinirole 1 po BID prn, Botox for hyperhidrosis (see below)
Current Illness: no
Preexisting Conditions: RLS Frey Syndrome
Allergies: NKDA
Diagnostic Lab Data: Head CT 12/31/2020 - neg CXR 12/31/2020 - neg
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: 52 year old female received the Pfizer vaccine on 30 Dec 2020. Noticed a slight left sided facial droop as left lower lip numbess on 31 Dec 2020, which has become more pronounced over the past 2 days. She states she spoke to the nurse hotline right before speaking to me who told her to go to the ED (she was on her way). Denies any extremity weakness, numbness, HA or dizziness. No pain to face or ear. Speech clear on the phone. No recent illness or history of Bell''s palsy. NKDA or any prior adverse reactions to immunizations.


VAERS ID: 918586 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 51.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Indiana  
Vaccinated:2020-12-31
Onset:2020-12-31
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-04
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 026L20A / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial paralysis, Hypoaesthesia, Hypoaesthesia oral, Lymphadenopathy, 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), 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? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: synthroid, vit D
Current Illness: had covid in october
Preexisting Conditions: none--hypothyroidism
Allergies: none
Diagnostic Lab Data: worked up for stroke in ED--still feel lip drooping/numb but nothing diagnosed in ED
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: numbness and tingling in shoulder worked up to back and front of head then to face and lips lymphnode swollen in armpit


VAERS ID: 918597 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 40.0  
Sex: Unknown  
Location: New York  
Vaccinated:2020-12-21
Onset:2020-12-23
   Days after vaccination:2
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-04
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH 61TS703 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Unknown       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: 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? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: no
Current Illness: no
Preexisting Conditions: hypothyroidism
Allergies: no
Diagnostic Lab Data: N/A
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Bell''s Palsy system, left side of face and tongue numbness and tingling. primary care Dr. visited, prescribed Medrol( steroid), slightly numbness and tingling is better but it''s still there and effecting daily life.


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