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Q: Can I get COVID from the vaccine?

A: No, it is impossible to get COVID from the vaccine. The vaccine does not contain live SARS COV2 virus. It is an mRNA vaccine. Please reference the CDC website for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html.

There are several different types of vaccines in development. All of them 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 a sign that the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19.

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 is 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.
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