Frequently Asked Questions

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. 

SOURCES 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits/facts.html 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html 

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