Miami private school won’t employ teachers who get the COVID vaccine

A private school in Miami is discouraging teachers from getting the COVID-19 vaccine by sending a letter to parents stating the school will not employ anyone who has taken it.

Centner Academy sent a letter to parents stating “It is our policy, to the extent possible, not to employ anyone who has taken the experimental COVID-19 injection until further information is known.”

“This was not an easy decision to make,” the letter continued. “It was a consensus from our advisors that until this topic is investigated more thoroughly, it is in the best interests of the children to protect them from the unknown implications of being in close proximity for the entire day with a teacher who has very recently taken the Covid-19 injection.”

Vaccinated persons “may be transmitting something from their bodies” that could harm others, particularly the “reproductive systems, fertility, and normal growth and development in women and children,” said the school’s co-founder Leila Centner.

One parent who refused to give her identity due to signing a document barring her from speaking ill of the academy spoke to local media to express her disapproval of the new policy. “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.”

“They’re 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,” the unidentified woman said.

“This is a private school. It’s not a public school. So generally, a private employer in Florida can fire someone for any reason or no reason at all,” employment attorney Carter Sox said in an interview. “There’s a potential for the teachers to say that this rule would discriminate against them based on a disability. So they may say that they have a serious medical condition that requires them to get the vaccine,” Sox continued.

According to the CDC, women who are expecting a baby or want to become pregnant in the future can get the COVID-19 vaccine without risk of complications to the pregnancy. “There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 vaccination causes any problems with pregnancy, including the development of the placenta. In addition, there is no evidence that fertility problems are a side effect of any vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines.”

Independent Chronicle reached out to Centner Academy for comment and did not immediately receive a response.