Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
No, you can’t get infected with COVID-19 from a vaccine. The vaccines currently available in the U.S. don’t contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. If you develop flu-like symptoms — such as fever, chills, headache, or fatigue — after getting vaccinated, these may be normal side effects that tell you that your body is responding to the vaccine and building up its defenses. You could also become sick if you were infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after getting the vaccine, because it typically takes your body a few weeks after vaccination to develop immunity.
Other questions related to Coronavirus and COVID-19
- Do I have to pay for the vaccine?
- Is there anyone who shouldn't get the vaccine?
- What about pregnant women? Should they get vaccinated?
- How many times will I need to be vaccinated?
- How do people become infected with COVID-19?
- How will vaccines be distributed? Just hospitals and maybe CVS/Walgreens/pharmacies because of the cold temperature requirement?
- Who is getting vaccinated first?
- What do I do if I get COVID symptoms from the vaccine?
- Can children get the vaccine or just adults at this time?
- What is COVID-19?