(CBS DETROIT) – Spectrum Health will allow workers to avoid its vaccine mandate if they can prove they have a natural immunity to COVID-19.
This makes it the first major system in Michigan with this type of exemption.READ MORE: 5-Year-Old Injured In Eastpointe Accidental Shooting; Gun Safety Instructor Says Lock Up Your Guns
“While we still recommend vaccination for people with prior COVID-19 infection, 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,” Spectrum said in a statement, which was shared in an article by the Detroit News. “Current studies are not clear on how long natural immunity protects from reinfection.”READ MORE: Ballot Initiative To Strike Detroit's Adult-Use Ordinance Rejected, Opponents Continue To Fight
Under the policy, workers will have to get an antibody test to prove their immunity.MORE NEWS: 5-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Self In Foot At Eastpointe Home
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