If you believe you have already had COVID-19 and your body’s own immune system has developed antibodies against it, Intrepid Pharmacy in Oshawa can confirm this for you with a $29 test that takes 15 minutes. Photo: Intrepid Pharmacy
November 17, 2021 (Oshawa, ON) – People who believe they’ve already had COVID-19 and so already have some natural immunity to the virus can now get a simple, inexpensive test to answer the question.
“If you have already had COVID-19, your body has produced antibodies to defend against it, providing you with some natural immunity,” says Pharmacist Baris Huner, owner of Intrepid Pharmacy in Oshawa.
This report does not replace vaccine receipts or Ontario’s vaccine passport. However, if you choose to share this information in order to have a factual discussion of your immune status, it may be helpful, Huner points out:
“We have clients right now who are making family plans for the holiday season, for example,” he says. “The issue of who is and who is not vaccinated can become divisive and upsetting. Some people feel it is important to be able to confirm that they have already had COVID and that their bodies have made antibodies to protect them. Knowing that they have a measure of natural immunity may make these planning conversations less stressful.”
Others, he says, are having these discussions with clients or employers and would like to know their antibody status before they do so. The antibody test costs $29 and takes fifteen minutes. It requires a finger-prick to obtain a blood droplet; clients receive a printed report, signed by the pharmacist, with the results of their test.
“We are booking appointments for the antibody test through our website right now, or customers can call us at 905-240-4678.”
Intrepid Pharmacy is located 379 Bond St West, Oshawa.