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Can a COVID-19 vaccine make me sick with COVID-19?

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No. According to the CDC:

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.

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. Follow the link to learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work.

Sky Pittson, MD,  February 9, 2021