I have heard that people get Bell’s palsy from the COVID vaccine?
Bell’s Palsy is a facial paralysis, usually on one side, that causes drooping of the face. It is usually temporary but can rarely become permanent. In the clinical trials, there were 4 cases among over 44,000 in the Pfizer trial and 3 cases in over 30,000 in the Moderna trial who developed Bell’s Palsy. This was higher than in the placebo arms of both trials. However, currently over 12 million first-doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines have been given and Bell’s Palsy does not appear to be occurring more often in the real world. It is continuing to be monitored however.