COVID-19 Vaccine: I heard the COVID-19 vaccine will…

Your COVID-19 Questions Answered. VA is listening to your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and hosting a blog series on questions from Veterans. Tell us what you think.

I heard that the COVID-19 vaccine contains the live virus, and that I can get COVID-19 from the shot. Is that true?

The COVID-19 vaccine cannot give you a COVID-19 infection because none of the authorized vaccines in the United States contain the live virus. The CDC explains that these vaccines are designed to teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight COVID-19, which can sometimes result in symptoms like fever.

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