You may still get COVID-19. No vaccine is 100% effective.
- You cannot catch COVID-19 from the vaccine.
- You might have caught COVID-19 before being vaccinated.
- You might catch it within the first few weeks after being vaccinated when your immune system is still being trained up to fight COVID-19.
Even if you do get COVID-19, you are very unlikely to become severely ill or die from COVID-19.
After vaccination, don’t confuse side effects with COVID symptoms!
If your fever lasts more than 2 days or you develop a cough, sore throat, or changes in your taste or smell, you may have COVID-19.
Isolate yourself and arrange to get a COVID test. The test is still reliable even if you have had the vaccine.