Will the COVID-19 vaccine make me test positive on a COVID-19 test?

The authorized COVID-19 vaccines do not cause you to test positive on viral tests, which show whether you have a current infection.

As your body develops an immune response from the vaccine, you may test positive on some antibody tests. Antibody tests indicate you may have been previously exposed to the virus. Experts are currently looking at how COVID-19 vaccination may affect antibody testing results.