Natural COVID-19 Immunity Recognized in Michigan
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.