Facial Palsy and Covid-19 vaccine

January 11, 2021

Some people have expressed concern about reports indicating an apparently higher incidence of Bell’s palsy following vaccination against Covid-19. Currently there is no evidence that the numbers of reported cases of Bell’s palsy are higher than would be expected in the general population. However we are monitoring the situation and will update this information as further evidence comes to light.

Statement above approved by Facial Palsy UK Medical Advisory Board (updated 25 Feb 2021) 

Useful information on the vaccines

Please visit the links below for further information about the the vaccines.

Government covid-19 Vaccination programme

Government Pfizer BioNtech information

Government Moderna information

Government Astrazeneca information

Report from the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Please note

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