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This private school doesn’t want teachers getting a COVID vaccine because they ‘may be transmitting something from their bodies’

The co-founder of the school is leaning on conspiracy theories.


Nahila Bonfiglio


Posted on Apr 28, 2021

From our friends at Nautilus:

A Florida private school is threatening to punish any teachers who receive a vaccination against COVID-19. The ban on COVID vaccines was announced in a letter written by Leila Centner, one of Centner Academy’s co-founders. 

Centner is a known anti-vaxxer. She posts frequently to social media, lamenting vaccines and other public safety measures like face masks. In an email to educators at the private school, Centner claimed that “reports have surfaced recently of non-vaccinated people being negatively impacted by interacting with people who have been vaccinated.”

Centner leaned on a popular conspiracy theory, which claims that vaccinated people can pass the vaccine onto non-vaccinated people, to support the school’s vaccine ban. “Even among our own population, we have at least three women with menstrual cycles impacted after having spent time with a vaccinated person,” she wrote.

Read the rest of the Nautilus story here.

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*First Published: Apr 28, 2021, 8:48 am CDT