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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: 916341 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 43.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: California  
Vaccinated:2020-12-28
Onset:2020-12-28
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-31
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EJ1686 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Senior Living       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial asymmetry, Facial paralysis, Hypoaesthesia oral, Paraesthesia 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? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: EMGALITY, BENTYL, IMMODIUM, CLONAZEPAM
Current Illness: NONE
Preexisting Conditions: MIGRAINES AND IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
Allergies: MORPHINE
Diagnostic Lab Data: N/A
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Approximately after 5 minutes of administration of vaccine my right upper lip became tingly and numb-like, which stayed constant. On 12/31/20 I noticed that my right lower inner cheek at the crease line was numb and the crease was barely visible and asymmetrical some drooping of my top lip. I can still smile at this time with a visible crooked smile. Dr. assessed my symptoms and stated it I have bells palsy at approximately 30% and was prescribed Prednisone RX.


VAERS ID: 916454 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 52.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: North Carolina  
Vaccinated:2020-12-30
Onset:2020-12-30
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-31
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH - / UNK LA / SYR

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Dyspnoea, Facial paralysis, Full blood count normal, Hypoaesthesia, Hypoaesthesia eye, Magnetic resonance imaging brain normal, Metabolic function test normal, Paraesthesia, Pharyngeal hypoaesthesia, Pharyngeal paraesthesia, Sensation of foreign body, Swelling face, Swollen tongue
SMQs:, Anaphylactic reaction (narrow), Angioedema (narrow), Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Oropharyngeal allergic conditions (narrow), Oropharyngeal conditions (excl neoplasms, infections and allergies) (narrow), Acute central respiratory depression (broad), Pulmonary hypertension (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Cardiomyopathy (broad), Corneal disorders (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? Yes
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Omeprazole, Pepcid, lasix
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: GERD, exercise induced asthma, pedal /ankle edema , tachycardia
Allergies: Desonide
Diagnostic Lab Data: All care was provided 12/30/20. B MP and CBCD were ordered.. MRI brain were ordered. All results were normal. Pt prescribed 5 day prednisone taper
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Within one hour of vaccine administration, the left side of my face from throat up to me eye began to tingle, then became numb. The left side of my face became swollen. The left side of my mouth began to droop. My tongue began to swell, my throat felt like there was something in it and it became increasingly difficult to breathe. I called the Hotline provided by Hospital. I was directed to Urgent Care. At the urgent care, an IV was placed. Solumedrol, Benadryl, and epi pen were administered. I was transferred by EMS to Hospital. In EMS, an additional IV was placed. I was given IVFluids. I was also given additional Benadryl and Pepcid.


VAERS ID: 916517 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 53.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Alabama  
Vaccinated:2020-12-19
Onset:2020-12-22
   Days after vaccination:3
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-31
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH EH9899 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Facial nerve disorder, Headache, Lip disorder, Tongue blistering
SMQs:, Oropharyngeal conditions (excl neoplasms, infections and allergies) (narrow)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? Yes
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Synthroid 125mcq QDay Wellbutrin 150mg ER QDay Adderall 20mg XR QDay AndroGel 2 pumps QDay Magnesium 400mg QHS FloMax .4mg QHS Melatonin 10mg QHS Tylenol 500mg 2 PRN Advil 400mg BID PRN
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: None
Allergies: ? Penicillin as a Child Bee Sting - Yellow Jackets
Diagnostic Lab Data: Went to PCP - prescribed Valtrix 1GM TID
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Left-sided Headache , Facial Nerve Spasm, Slight Droop left side of lip, multiple blisters on left side of tongue. Lasted for approximately 3-4 days Resolved - No symptoms 12/26/2020


VAERS ID: 916522 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 29.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Pennsylvania  
Vaccinated:2020-12-31
Onset:2020-12-31
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2020-12-31
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (MODERNA)) / MODERNA 039K20A / 1 LA / SYR

Administered by: Public       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Asthenia, Facial paresis, Injection site pain, Muscular weakness, Swelling face
SMQs:, Rhabdomyolysis/myopathy (broad), Anaphylactic reaction (broad), Angioedema (narrow), Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Extravasation events (injections, infusions and implants) (broad), Hypersensitivity (narrow), Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome (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? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: VENLAFAXINE, METOPROLOL SUCCINATE, EMGALITY
Current Illness: COMMON COLD
Preexisting Conditions: PCOS, ADHD, BORDERLINE, PTSD, CHRONIC MIGRAINES
Allergies: DUST, MITE, MORPHINE (NAUSEA)
Diagnostic Lab Data: VITAL SIGNS: BP 123/83. PULSE OX 98%. HEART RATE 72. TEMPERATURE 97.9 DEGREE FAHRENHEIT
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: PT REPORTS EXPERIENCING INJECTION SITE PAIN INITIALLY, THEN STARTED TO FEEL WEAKNESS ABOUT 30 SECONDS AFTER THE SHOT (LEFT ARM). PER PT, THE WEAKENSS STARTED TO RADIATE THROUGH HER ENTIRE LEFT ARM 2 MINUTES AFTER THE VACCINE ADMINISTRATION. THEN THE WEAKNESS AND SWELLING SENSTATION TRAVELLED UP TO THE JAW (ONLY ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE FACE). PT STATED THAT LEFT SIDE OF FACE FEEL SWOLLEN. SHE DESCRIBED IT AS "TOOTHACHE" AND FEELS LIKE LOCAL ANESTHETIC INJECTION FROM THE DENTIST. PER PT, PT FELT THE WEAKNESS BEFORE WITH GARDASIL BEFORE. HOWEVER, SWELLING SENSATION ON THE LEFT PART OF THE FACE IS NEW REACTION THAT SHE NEVER FACED BEFORE WITH ANY TYPE OF VACCINE. OBSERVED PT FOR FULL 30 MINUTES AND PT REPORTED IMPROVEMENT ON HER LEFT ARM AND LEFT SIDE OF HER FACE. PER PT, SHE DOES NOT HAVE A PCP. THEREFORE SUGGESTED HER TO REACH OUT TO EMERGENCY ROOM OR URGENT CARE, IF THESE SYMPTOMS WORSENS OR DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER WITHIN 24 HOURS.


VAERS ID: 916655 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 47.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Connecticut  
Vaccinated:2020-12-17
Onset:2020-12-31
   Days after vaccination:14
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-01-01
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) / PFIZER/BIONTECH BIONTECWPFIZERE / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Work       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Chest X-ray normal, Computerised tomogram normal, Electrocardiogram normal, Facial paralysis, Headache, Hypoaesthesia
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (broad), 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: Zoloft, ambien
Current Illness: none
Preexisting Conditions: none
Allergies: penicillin
Diagnostic Lab Data: CT-Neg CXray NEG EKD WNL
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Ever since I got the vaccine I have headaches which increased to near migraine level on 12/29, then yesterday 12/31 at 330pm while painting my left face became paralyzed and numb. Went to ER Had CT/CTA of head EKG, chest Xray and multiple labs including Lyme test which will not be resulted for 5-7 days. ER started me on taper prednisone and doxycycline. Diagnose with significant Bell''s Palsy


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


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