Covid 19 Vaccine: your questions answered with information from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Five questions about the coronavirus vaccine, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which we all need to know.
1) Is it possible for me to get sick if I get the vaccine?
No! None of the vaccines approved in the United States (Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna) contain the live virus that causes COVID-19.
2) After the vaccination, will I test positive?
No! None of the approved vaccines will show that the body is positive for the virus.
3) Will the vaccine change my DNA?
No! The RNA of the coronavirus contained in the vaccines does not change or interact in any way with the DNA.
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4) If I have recovered from coronavirus, should I get the vaccine?
Yes! Re-infection is possible, so the vaccine should be given.
5) Does the vaccine protect me from getting coronavirus?
Yes! The vaccine teaches our immune system to recognize and respond to the viruses that cause COVID-19. The effectiveness of the vaccines available so far ranges from 60 to 95%.
Four things we need to know about vaccinations
– After vaccination, the body needs some weeks to build immunity.
– Vaccination can cause symptoms (such as fever). It is a normal reaction that the body builds protection.
– It is possible for a person to become infected with the virus just before or just after vaccination and get sick.
– This is because the vaccine has not had time to build protection for the body.