Dear Employer Name:

This letter is in response to your new requirement that I obtain a vaccination against COVID-19. I am protesting this policy as an intrusion of my personal right to manage my own health choices and make a health decision which I believe is in my own best interest.

I take my health very seriously. I have been careful to protect myself from exposure to COVID and have been following all related public guidelines. I limit my social gatherings and I am constantly washing my hands. And I am not opposed to vaccinations generally. I have consistently acted responsibly and prudently within medical conventions to protect my own health and the health of my family.

However, notwithstanding these efforts, I already received COVID-19 and am now fully recovered. Accordingly, based on all the available research, I am carrying natural antibodies and T-cells which already protect me from re-infection, and in the unlikely event of re-infection my exposure to severe symptoms is extremely low, https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/92836. In fact, data now suggests that natural antibodies may actually be more effective than vaccines, Study: Recovered COVID patients don’t benefit from vaccine – Israel National News, and researchers are expressly questioning the need to vaccinate people who were previously infected https://wjla.com/news/nation-world/natural-covid-infection-provides-similar-protection-to-vaccines-israeli-study-shows. And vaccination doesn’t stop the spread of COVID – CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky now says that vaccinated people carry high viral loads and still should wear masks.

Plus, at least one study concludes that my previous COVID-19 infection actually increases my risk to adverse events from a vaccine, https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.04.15.21252192v1. These adverse events are real, and they are scary. According to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, they include death, anaphylaxis, blood clots, heart problems, neurological and autoimmune disorders, other inflammatory conditions, blindness and deafness, infertility, fetal damage, miscarriage and stillbirth. These risks are especially concerning given my own pre-existing health conditions which includes asthma, and which may increase my risk of an adverse reaction to the vaccine. And the long term risks are still unknown. Researchers have warned that at least one approved vaccine induces complex reprogramming of innate immune responses, and we don’t know the permanent impact this may have on our immune systems. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210510/Research-suggests-Pfizer-BioNTech-COVID-19-vaccine-reprograms-innate-immune-responses.aspx. Based on this information, I genuinely do not believe these vaccinations are safe for me to use, and I do not wish to serve as a guinea pig while the drug companies figure it out. Especially since I don’t need them.

And finally, I am not convinced that vaccination with an experimental drug is the safest medical intervention to add a protective layer to my natural immunity if that is your intent. There is a lot of evidence that Ivermectin, an extremely safe and inexpensive drug that won a Noble Prize in 2015, can be repurposed for the avoidance and treatment of COVID-19 with a very high degree of efficacy, see

https://journals.lww.com/americantherapeutics/fulltext/2021/06000/review_of_the_emerging_evidence_demonstrating_the.4.aspx.

My employment is of vital importance to me and my family, and I will not resign or quit. If I refuse the vaccine, you will need to formally discharge me and I would expect a written explanation citing the scientific data showing that vaccines provide better protection than my natural immunity, and that non-invasive mandates and procedures guarding against the spread of COVID in our workplace would not be as effective. If I do submit to a vaccine, I will expect you to fully protect me and my family from any negative consequences to my health, either short or long term, including covering the cost of medical treatment and fully protecting me against any lost income. I will especially need this support if these costs are not covered by insurance or workers compensation.

I know you’d like to protect the health and safety of all members of our [employer] community, but you cannot guarantee vaccination will be safe for me personally and I’m not comfortable with that risk. Especially given my existing COVID immunity, I believe your vaccination mandate is arbitrary and illegal and demonstrates a calloused disregard for the health risks you are requiring that I assume, such that you actually and specifically intend whatever consequences that may occur.

I am hoping that, by clearly stating my concerns regarding this new vaccination requirement, you might reconsider this policy and propose other options, at least for those of us at [employer] who carry natural antibodies and are genuine in our concerns about these vaccines.

Thank you for considering my protest. Please let me know of your requirements going forward, so that I may evaluate all my options.

Sincerely,

Employee’s Name