A private school in Miami warns its employees against COVID-19 vaccinations and claims it’s their policy not to recruit anybody vaccinated.
Centner Academy parents were sent a letter stating the new instructions. The school, in the letter, discourages teachers and staff from receiving COVID-19 vaccines or asks them to wait until the school year’s end.
The letter also notes that if workers cheat, disciplinary action will be taken.
“We have one of the most effective tools in our arsenal to protect ourselves and prevent this problem, and they discourage its use,” said Dr. Aileen Marty, an infectious disease expert at Florida International University. “That’s horrible.”
Carter Sox, Gallup Auerbach’s job lawyer, said it’s not illegal.
“It’s a private school. It’s not a classroom, “Sox said. “Overall, a private employer in Florida can fire anyone for any cause or reason.”
However, any redress exists if fired workers try to contest it.
“There’s a possibility for teachers to argue this law will discriminate against them based on a handicap,” Cox said. “So they have a severe medical problem that needs them to get the vaccine.”
According to the New York Times, which published an article on the Centner case, the faculty was told to fill out a confidential form answering whether the vaccine was received, which one and how many doses.
In the letter, the school claims that tens of thousands of women worldwide had adverse reproductive problems, including irregular menstruation, bleeding and miscarriages, by being close to someone being vaccinated.
“Whoever wishes to defend himself from this infection, who will be employed by them, is egregious,” Marty said. “The vaccine has nothing contagious, and the sort of immunity they cause does not affect anything to do with the fertility of another.”
The school also said it talked to medical officials about the vaccine who said it’s new and it’s not known enough.
But Marty trusts in using the vaccine and asks who the school uses medical experts.
“The author understands very primitively what a vaccine is and still doesn’t understand the scientific method,” Marty said.
In response to the message, Dade’s United Teachers issued a statement.
It reads in part, “these schools not only teach disinformation, they discipline teachers who want to defend themselves and their families.” “We are horrified by the unsafe conditions and labour abuses that colleagues in schools like this have to suffer due to lack of union representation and contract rights.”
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