BMA Immunization Policy
The measles outbreak continues to spread, with additional cases reported in several Jewish communities across the country. Our school is committed to providing the safest learning environment for our children. While understanding that this topic is a sensitive one, our commitment to safety is unwavering.
Rabbi Yosef Weinstock, Morah D’Atra of the Young Israel of Hollywood and our school’s Poseik Halacha, has issued an official ruling that it is a religious requirement to get your child(ren) vaccinated for the safety of each child and for the community at large. Therefore, our school will no longer be accepting religious exemptions under Torah law.
As such, effective immediately, BMA is implementing that vaccinations are mandatory for all students in order to have admission into our school. We are sensitive to the timeframe of such a decision and will be following the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics in rolling out the following policy.
Children who are either not up to date with immunizations and/or are attending school under the protection of a religious exemption must be on a vaccination schedule to attend school.
Please consult with your child’s pediatrician to make sure he or she is current on their vaccination schedule. We also encourage you to speak to your pediatrician about flu shots as we are in flu season.
At BMA, we take the health and safety of our students very seriously and we are confident this policy will help our community stay safe in a proactive manner.