No, the vaccine will not give you COVID-19. COVD-19 vaccines do not use the live COVID-19 virus that causes COVID-19, therefore, the vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. However, it typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination. There may be a small possibility you could be infected with the virus just before or just after vaccination and become sick. Sometimes after vaccination, the process of building immunity can cause side effects such as fever, tiredness, or muscle pain. These symptoms are temporary and normally go away in a few days.


Learn more about How COVID-19 Vaccines Work and the Possible Side Effects After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine on the CDC’s website.