Not quite. Getting your vaccine will build your immunity, which can lower your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. Your vaccine will also greatly reduce your risk of developing serious illness or death related to COVID-19.
Your greatest level of immunity will be 14 days after receiving a COVID vaccine.
Immunity can fade with time so to keep your immunity level high, stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. Everyone 6 months and older is eligible for one updated bivalent COVID-19 booster 2 months after your last COVID-19 vaccine or any previous booster. Those 65 and older are eligible for a second bivalent COVID-19 booster 4 months after the first bivalent booster and those that are immunocompromised are eligible for a second bivalent COVID-19 booster 2 months after the first bivalent booster.