Jennifer Bridges was fired on Tuesday from Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital after refusing to comply with its requirement that employees be vaccinated.
Speaking on Fox News' Hannity on Wednesday she said she was infected with the coronavirus last summer, and that regardless of whether she is immune, her vaccinated colleagues shouldn't be concerned.
'If they took that vaccine, and they feel safe about it, then they shouldn't worry about if we had it or not,' she said. '... I had Covid last summer, I do not need that vaccine and Methodist did not care about that.'
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Texas Nurse Jennifer Bridges appeared on Hannity Wednesday after she was fired from her job at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital the previous for refusing to comply with its mandate that all employees be vaccinated for the coronavirus. She was with her lawyer, Jared Woodfill
Bridges cited a recent study by the Cleveland Clinic, which indicated that immunity from being previously infected with the coronavirus was roughly as effective as that provided by vaccination, and that the already infected were unlikely to further benefit from getting inoculated.
Her former employers she said, 'need to follow the proper science because we do not need to be vaccinated if we had COVID.'
Bridges was among 153 Houston Methodist employees who either resigned or were terminated this week, after a judge dismissed an employee lawsuit earlier this month over the vaccine requirement.
She was the lead plaintiff in the suit, which she filed along with 117 of her fellow colleagues, and in which they likened their situation to medical experiments performed on unwilling victims in Nazi concentration camps during World War II.
Bridges led a protest earlier this month against the hospital's vaccine policy. She said she didn't need to get vaccinated after contracting the coronavirus herself last summer
In his June 12 decision US District Judge Lynn Hughes of Houston called the comparison 'reprehensible,' and deemed Bridges' contention that the vaccines are 'experimental and dangerous' to be false and otherwise irrelevant.
The judge said that if employees of the hospital system didn't like the requirement, they could go work elsewhere.
Bridges, 39, who had worked at the hospital for 6-and-a-half years, argued in the suit that the vaccines were unsafe because they do not have full