After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, will I test positive for COVID-119 on a viral test?

No. Neither the authorized vaccines nor the other COVID-19 vaccines  in clinical trials  can cause you to test positive on viral tests.

If your body develops an immune response—the goal of vaccination— you could test positive on some antibody tests. Antibody tests indicate you had a previous infection and 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. After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, will I test positive for COVID-119 on a viral test?
2. Can I get COVID-19 vaccine if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
3. Can I transmit COVID-19 after I get vaccinated for the disease?
4. Can people get vaccinated in Yakima if they live in another county?
5. Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with other if I'm vaccinated against COVID-19?
6. Do other coronavirus vaccines exist? What do we know about them?
7. Do we know if the vaccine is equally safe for all racial ethnic groups?
8. Does immunity after getting COIVD-19 last longer than protection from COVID-19 vaccines?
9. How can I find out when I am able to get the vaccine?
10. How do I protect myself from COVID-19 before I can get the vaccine?
11. How does the COVID-19 vaccine work?
12. How fast and for how long is a person 'immune' once they get the vaccine?
13. How is the COVID-19 vaccine development different than typical vaccine development?
14. How old do you have to be to receive the vaccine?
15. If a vaccine requires two doses, and I only get one, is that OK?
16. If I already had COVID-19, do I still need to get the vaccine? Will I be allowed to get the vaccine?
17. Is the vaccine effective against the new strain of the virus?
18. Should I worry about limited vaccine?
19. What are the side effects?
20. What happens if I don't get the second dose of the COIVD-19 vaccine?
21. What percentage of the population needs to get vaccinated to have community immunity to COVID-19?
22. When can i stop wearing a mask and avoiding close contact with others after I have been vaccinated?
23. Where can I get the vaccine?
24. Will schools require the vaccine for in-person learning?