Lawmakers in Utah are trying to exempt recently infected people from COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Does natural immunity work just as well?
If I had COVID I don’t need the vaccine?
Utah lawmakers from the House Business and Labor Committee approved HB63, which would exempt employees from the vaccine requirement if the can prove infection.
This law prohibits employers from acquiring records about an employees’ COVID-19 test results. If employers have a vaccine requirement, you can be exempt if you provide a note from your primary care provider confirming a prior COVID-19 infection.
Bill HB63 is very similar to SB2004, which was passed during a special session last year. This is intended to properly replace SB2004.
It was updated based on the changing conditions of the pandemic.
Utah’s COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are declining, which contributed to the decision.
There is speculation that this bill will lead to an “interesting debate” as it moves forward because of how businesses may respond.
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