COVID-19 virus cannot be shed after vaccination

Some of you may be wondering if taking the COVID-19 vaccine can cause you to shed the virus that causes COVID-19.  

Health experts agree that people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine cannot shed or release any of the vaccine components. In addition, none of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States contain a live virus so shedding the virus is impossible. 

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to read more about COVID-19 facts.  

For help understanding how to find a vaccine in Oregon visit the OHA webpage.  

This article first appeared in the May 17, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update.