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Getting Answers: Can the COVID-19 vaccine give you the virus?

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TUCSON (KVOA)- Some viewers had questions about the vaccine and wanted to know if they get a COVID-19 vaccine, will it give them the coronavirus?

The Pima County Health Department said the answer is no.

According to the PCHD: "There are no vaccines near approval that use live virus, and a COVID-19 vaccine will not cause you to test positive for 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."

If you have concerns about whether you should be vaccinated, contact your doctor.

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Priscilla Casper

Priscilla Casper is an anchor and multi-skilled journalist for News 4 Tucson. She anchors weekdays at noon and 5 p.m.

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