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Jul 12 2021

Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?

July 12, 2021  /   Vaccines  /   2-minute read

Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccine questions answered by your hometown doctors.

Dr. Matthew Allen answers questions about the COVID-19 vaccine that have contributed to hesitancy in getting vaccinated for many. Jump ahead to hear his take on specific questions. Links to specific questions are provided below.

COVID-19 Vaccine Answers with Dr. Matthew Allen

Want to learn more? Hear from other Welia Health doctors as they address even more topics on COVID-19. Ready to roll up your sleeve? Vaccines are free and availableno appointment requiredat Welia Health clinics and communities pharmacies. Visit WeliaHealth.org/Getting-Vaccinated for details.

Facts about the vaccines

None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines or COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccines teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are signs that the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work.

It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity (protection against the virus that causes COVID-19) after vaccination. That means it’s possible a person could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and still get sick. This is because the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection.

Source: Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines, CDC

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