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Debunking Vaccine Myths

Published June 15, 2021

Myth: Getting the vaccine will give me COVID-19.

Facts: The vaccine cannot give you COVID-19 because it does not contain the virus, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and others point out. The vaccines teach your immune system to detect and fight the virus, but they don’t cause an infection. The symptoms you might feel – and they vary – show that your immune system is responding.