Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?

A COVID-19 vaccine will give you protection against the disease without having to get sick with the actual virus. It is not possible to get COVID-19 from a vaccine, but it is possible to get symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19. The vaccine candidates use inactivated virus, parts of the virus (e.g., the spike protein), or a gene from the virus. None of these can cause COVID-19. The goal of the vaccine is to provide your body with the tools it needs to fight the COVID-19 virus if you were to get infected.

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1. Can I get a vaccine now?
2. How do I set up an appointment to get a vaccine?
3. What's the difference between the available vaccines?
4. Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
5. What are the side effects of the vaccine?
6. Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
7. How many doses are in the vaccine, and how does that work?
8. How long does it take for the vaccine to be effective?
9. After I have been vaccinated, can I stop wearing a mask and social distancing?
10. Can my employer require COVID-19 vaccinations or ask about vaccine status?