Can I contract COVID-19 from the vaccine?
No. The vaccine does not contain the live virus that would cause COVID-19. Instead, it is designed to help you develop antibodies to help recognize and prevent the virus from causing infection. After receiving the vaccine, you may not feel well for a few days as the vaccination will trigger an immune response. However, symptoms such as runny nose, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell are not consistent with post vaccination adverse effects and may indicate COVID-19 infection.