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Natural COVID-19 Immunity Recognized in Michigan

September 12, 2021 • 6:26 pm CDT
(Coronavirus Today)

Northwest Michigan-based Spectrum Health announced on September 9, 2021, it will grant temporary exemptions from its employee vaccine mandate to individuals who can prove they have naturally acquired immunity to COVID-19.

The Detroit News reported will grant an exemption to those who have a positive PCR or antigen test for COVID-19 plus a positive antibody test from within the past three months.

"While we still recommend vaccination for people with prior COVID-19 infection. However, according to this new research, there is increasing evidence that natural infection affords protection from COVID-19 reinfection and severe symptoms for a period of time," the Spectrum statement said.

Immunity to a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection can be obtained in various ways discussed on this web page.