Miami Private Schools Warns Teacher and Students NOT to Get COVID Vaccine!
A Miami private school has warned its teachers NOT to get COVID-19 vaccines citing largely unsubstantiated claims and coronavirus vaccine conspiracy theories.
An upscale private school in Miami has told its staff and students not to get the coronavirus vaccine, citing mostly debunked reports that vaccinated people can harm pregnant women and other bizarre coronavirus conspiracy theories.
Centner Academy, a private school in Miami, is discouraging teachers from getting the COVID-19 vaccine — and in a letter to parents, the school says it will not employ anyone who has taken it. The unusual new policy directs teachers to not get the vaccine, or they won’t be allowed around students — effectively losing their jobs.
The policy has some baffled parents looking for a new school.
“The whole year has been unbelievably shuffled for all of us to know what to do. And I don’t know if there’s going to be teachers there,” said one mother, who asked to be identified as only Lidia because she says she signed a document that prohibits parents from speaking ill about the academy.
“The whole year has been unbelievably shuffled for all of us to know what to do. And I don’t know if there’s going to be teachers there,” said one mother, speaking to NBC News. She asked to be identified only as Lidia because she says she signed a document that prohibits parents from “speaking ill” about the academy or any it’s “unusual” policies.
“They’re [usually] very pro ‘my body, my choice,’ and yet, it’s the complete opposite of that is what she’s actually telling these teachers. It’s your body, but it’s her choice,” Lidia said, speaking of the school’s founder and director.
Leila Centner, the school’s co-founder, issued a statement to NBC 6 on Monday, saying in part, “We are not 100% sure the COVID injections are safe, and there are too many unknown variables for us to feel comfortable at this current time.”
In the statement, Centner suggests the vaccine may be responsible for unfounded reports of reproductive issues for women.
“It appears that those who have received the injections may be transmitting something from their bodies to those with whom they come in contact,” the statement read.
“I mean, that’s just absolutely an insane comment,” Lidia said. “I mean, I don’t know how she can possibly imagine that something’s going to pass through the air from one person to the other.”
Doctors and scientists have repeatedly debunked false information about the vaccine’s side effects, and there is no indication that any of the coronavirus vaccines cause reproductive issues for women.
In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended COVID-19 shots for pregnant women after preliminary data from the largest study of coronavirus vaccine use among expectant mothers showed that Pfizer’s and Moderna’s jabs were safe for the women as well as their babies.
“No safety concerns were observed for people vaccinated in the third trimester or safety concerns for their babies,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Friday. “As such, CDC recommends pregnant people receive COVID-19 vaccines.”
Lidia says if she could take her child out of this school now, she would, but her hands are tied. She already paid about $30,000 of tuition upfront.
Centner Academy also says its decision will stand until they know for sure the vaccine is 100% safe.
Centner’s statement to NBC and the letter she sent to parents also said, “When it comes to human health, it’s very personal. This injection is still classified as an experimental drug. It is not scheduled for FDA approval until at least 2023. We know not everyone agrees on this topic, but this is our philosophy at Centner Academy, one in which many of our teachers and parents share.”
The letter concluded, “At Centner Academy, we are teaching children how to navigate change and become emotional ninjas while keeping them healthy and safe physically, mentally, and emotionally.”
Just a week after barring teachers from getting the vaccine, a fifth-grade math and science teacher at the school warned his students that they should not hug parents who had been vaccinated against the coronavirus for more than five seconds because they might be exposed to “harmful vaccine shedding.”
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