Vera Yaromava/EyeEm/Getty Images As COVID-19 vaccines roll out in the United States, many people are feeling hesitant. As the COVID-19 vaccines roll out in the United States, feelings of hope and hesitation have arisen for many. Plus, experts who dedicate their entire careers to studying and treating viruses took pride in the opportunity to conquer COVID-19, added Amler. I’ll get the virus from the vaccine The COVID-19 vaccines do not have the live virus in them, so they can’t give you the virus. “In the case of the COVID-19 vaccines or the flu or tetanus or current polio vaccines, you’re not getting living material that could cause disease.