VACCINE Q&A: Could the vaccine cause me to test positive for COVID?

Vaccine Team Q & A - WEAU
Vaccine Team Q & A -(WEAU)
Published: Apr. 12, 2021 at 1:00 PM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) --The NewsChannel 7 Vaccine Team is answering your questions about the COVID vaccine and COVID testing.


“It is impossible for a vaccine to cause a false positive test.” - Dr. Ryan Westergaard, chief medical officer for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Bureau of Communicable Diseases

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk further explained a vaccine has nothing to do with the effectiveness of the test.

“Because if you are exposed and infected with COVID-19, it’s detected in your nose for the tests that we are reporting here, not in your bloodstream, which is where you would see effects of the vaccine. I want to be really clear-- there’s no linkage between getting a vaccine and the effectiveness of the test in a nasal swab or a sputum sample,” Willems Van Dijk said.

You can find a full list of NewsChannel 7′s Vaccine Team Q&A’s HERE. CLICK HERE to submit your own question.

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