UMaine hockey player leaves team after refusing to get COVID-19 booster
UMaine hockey player leaves team after refusing to get COVID-19 booster

UMaine hockey player leaves team after refusing to get COVID-19 booster

A men’s hockey player from the University of Maine has left the team after refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster.

UMaine hockey winger Emil Westerlund said Thursday that he traveled because the school demands that its student-athletes get the COVID-19 booster, in addition to the mandatory two vaccination shots, to travel out of state. Westerlund said he received the first two shots and received COVID-19 in November.

“So I figured that with the two vaccinations and getting COVID, it was the best protection I could get. I had a natural immunity,” said Westerlund, who does not get the booster shot. “As an athlete, you should have the right to decide what you want to put in your body. “

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