Questions and Answers About COVID-19 Vaccination
Q Do I need to wear a mask after I am vaccinated?
A Yes! Keep masking and distancing!
Q Am I immune as soon as I’m vaccinated? Can I get still COVID-19?
A After you’re vaccinated with both doses, you should develop immunity in about one to two weeks. Therefore, it is possible to be infected with COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and then get sick because the vaccine did not have enough time to provide protection.
Q Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
A Nope! There is no live virus in the COVID-19 vaccine.
Q Isn’t one dose enough?
A No. For the vaccines currently available, two doses are required for the vaccine to work best. Get the second dose when scheduled, even if you had mild side effects after the first one, unless your health care provider advises you not to get the second shot.
Q The COVID-19 vaccines were developed quickly. Are they unsafe?
A No safety steps were skipped when developing the COVID-19 vaccines. The real-world evidence also shows that they are very safe!
Q Can the vaccine track me?
A No. There is no tracking technology in the vaccine.
Q Does the vaccine change my DNA?
A Nope! It teaches your cells how to recognize the virus and fight it, but it doesn’t impact the part of our cells where DNA is found.
Q Can the vaccine make me sterile?
A Nope, it can’t make anyone sterile.
Q If I’m allergic to egg can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
A Yes, you can take the COVID-19 vaccines currently available.
Q Can the vaccine give me HIV?
A Nope. However, having HIV means you are at a higher risk for complications from COVID-19, and being vaccinated can reduce that risk