Health care workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Jason Villareal, MSN, RN, NP-BC explains that the COVID vaccines do not use a live virus and cannot give you COVID.
This vaccine is not a live virus. It’s not a live vaccine, so it’s not possible to actually give somebody COVID. And basically, it’s putting something into your body that kind of makes your body think it’s COVID. It’s a particular protein. It’s to create an antibody to a particular protein that the actual COVID virus itself has. So that when it sees the real thing, it would react the same way as if it was this vaccine. And so, it doesn’t actually have virus in it.