BMA Immunization Policy
BMA is committed to providing the safest learning environment for our children. While the topic of vaccinations may be a sensitive one, our commitment to safety is unwavering.
Rabbi Yosef Weinstock, Morah D’Atra of the Young Israel of Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale 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, BMA is implementing that vaccinations are mandatory for all students in order to receive and maintain admission in our school. We will continue to follow the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics as it related to vaccinations. Children may not remain enrolled in BMA under the protection of a religious exemption.
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 when it is 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.