Will I have a positive COVID-19 test after getting the vaccine?

No. Vaccines currently in clinical trials in the United States won’t cause you to test positive on viral tests, which are used to see if you have a current infection.

If your body develops an immune response, which is the goal of vaccination, there is a possibility you may test positive on some antibody tests. Antibody tests indicate you had a previous infection and that you may have some level of protection against the virus. Experts are currently looking at how COVID-19 vaccination may affect antibody testing results.

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1. Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
2. What are the ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccine?
3. How do COVID-19 vaccines work?
4. Which COVID-19 vaccine should I get?
5. How long does it take to be fully protected after receiving the vaccine?
6. Will I have a positive COVID-19 test after getting the vaccine?
7. Do I still need to wear a mask after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?
8. If I’ve been vaccinated and was exposed to someone who has COVID-19, do I need to quarantine?
9. Can the COVID-19 vaccine help me even if I've already been affected by COVID-19?
10. Can I get my flu shot at the same times as my COVID shot?
11. Can women who are pregnant get the COVID-19 vaccine?
12. Why was I told to wait a month after getting the vaccine before getting a mammogram?
13. How do COVID-19 vaccines protect the community?
14. Does the vaccine have any side effects?
15. What is V-safe?
16. How much does the vaccine cost?
17. Are the vaccines FDA approved?
18. How were the vaccines tested?