Will the COVID-19 vaccine give me COVID-19?

None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently in development or in use in the United States, contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. There are several different types of vaccines in development. However, the goal for each of them is to teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever and fatigue. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building immunity. It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination. That means it’s possible a person could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and get sick. This is because the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection.

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1. What is an Emergency Use Authorization? How is safety taken into account?
2. Will the COVID-19 vaccine give me COVID-19?
3. How do vaccines work in our bodies? Are there different types?
4. What is an mRNA vaccine? How is it different from past vaccines we have had in the U.S.?
5. If I already had COVID-19, should I get vaccinated?
6. Will getting a COVID-19 vaccine cause me to test positive on COVID-19 viral tests?
7. When will I be able to get a vaccine? How will they be distributed?
8. All the research indicates that I am a high risk for contracting COVID-19, yet I am not considered eligible for the vaccine yet. How is that fair?
9. How is a vaccine developed in the U.S.? What kind of regulatory process is there to determine if it is safe and effective?
10. What is 'Operation Warp Speed'?
11. Where can I find more information on vaccine preparedness?