Adverse Event Reporting

VAERS ID 911465
Gender Male
Age 40
StateCode OR
Pharmaceutical Company PFIZER\BIONTECH
Lot Number
Number of vaccinations
Vaccinated 2020-12-18
Onset 2020-12-19
Condition Permanent Disability
  • Pain
  • Injection site pain
  • Oropharyngeal pain
  • Impaired work ability
  • Cough
  • Anosmia
  • Dysphonia
  • Ageusia
  • SARS-CoV-2 test positive
  • COVID-19
  • Lower respiratory tract congestion

Current Illness

Preexisting Conditions

Comments: List of non-encoded Patient Relevant History: Patient Other Relevant History 1: None, Comment: Patient History: No

Other Medications

Previous Vaccinations


Laboratory Data

Test Date: 20201221; Test Name: COVID swab; Test Result: Positive


positive COVID-19 test with symptoms; positive COVID-19 test with symptoms; Soreness at injection site; This is a spontaneous report from a contactable nurse (patient).
A 40-year-old male patient received BNT162B2 (PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE), via an unspecified route of administration on 18Dec2020 17:30 in the left arm at single dose for COVID-19 immunization.
There was no medical history or concomitant medications.
The patient experienced soreness at injection site, cough, body aches on 19Dec2020; sore throat, voice changes from coughing on 20Dec2020; tested positive for covid on 21Dec2020; mild low congestion, loss of taste and smell on 22Dec2020.
The nurse stated that he got the vaccine on Friday (18Dec2020).
The next day (19Dec2020) he had common side effects: Soreness at the injection site and body aches, which were expected.
He also had a cough on top of that, which progressed to the next day.
His body aches and coughing were infrequent.
The afternoon of Sunday (20Dec2020), he developed sore throat.
Yesterday(21Dec2020), he said he could not work because he was still coughing and had a sore throat.
His voice was also changing due to the coughing.
He was getting better now.
The doctor from Employee Heath said that the cough was concerning so he got a COVID swab test yesterday(21Dec2020), and today (22Dec2020) it came back positive.
This morning (22Dec2020) he had loss of taste and smell.
He no longer had sore throat or cough.
He had the vaccine before the test.
He wanted to know where they were at with information on this.
Was this being monitored? How did this happen? Was it possible that the test was a false positive because he had the vaccine prior? He would like someone to give him an answer, if the test was a false positive due to the vaccine? His doctor could not tell if the test was legit a positive because of the vaccine.
He was not able to work right now.
He did not even know if the COVID was from the vaccine or not.
Will he get compensation for this? Will his workplace cover his absences? In the case he went to the hospital, will this be considered a work related or vaccine related issue? The outcome of event soreness at injection site was recovered on 21Dec2020.
The outcome of event tested positive for COVID was not recovered.
The nurse considered the cough was disabling as this was not part of the symptoms to watch for after getting the vaccine.
All of the symptoms currently besides the cough are not serious as of now, but it has put him out of work.
The nurse considered all other events as non-serious except for cough (disabling).
Information on the lot/batch number has been requested.
; Sender's Comments: Based on the information currently available, a lack of efficacy with BNT162B2 in this patient might not be completely excluded.