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Junior Molly Day receives her first Pfizer Biontech COVID vaccine at Ridley High School in Ridley, Pa. On May 3, 2021. Pete Bannan / MediaNews Group / Daily Times via Getty Images

  • Centner Academy in Florida told parents that any student who is vaccinated must self-quarantine for 30 days.

  • This is because of the belief that vaccinated students can infect unvaccinated students, the WSVN reported.

  • An infectious disease expert who spoke to the WSVN called the belief “science fiction.”

A private school in Miami, Florida is forcing students who get vaccinated to quarantine themselves at home for 30 days after each dose.

“Due to the potential impact on other students and our school community, vaccinated students will need to stay home for 30 days after vaccination for each dose and booster they receive and can return to school after 30 days.” as long as the student is in good health. and without symptoms, “said a letter sent to parents of Centner Academy students, according to local media outlet WSVN.

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The letter also urges parents to “wait” to have their children vaccinated until the summer “when it is time for potential transmission or shedding to others to decrease.”

School officials told WSVN that the 30-day quarantine warrant exists because they believe there is a risk that vaccinated students will infect unvaccinated students.

An infectious disease expert who spoke to the WSVN called the belief “science fiction.”

“What happens 30 days after being vaccinated? What kind of nonsense is this? Said Dr. Aileen Marty of Florida International University. “Where did they get this? There’s nothing in the recommendations about it… they made it up. It’s science fiction, not even science fiction because it’s pure fiction.”

None of the COVID-19 vaccines approved in the United States “contain the live virus that causes COVID-19,” read a myth page published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. “

Additionally, early research suggested that people who are fully vaccinated are less contagious than those who are not. Health officials like Dr Anthony Fauci, the country’s top coronavirus expert, have said that vaccinated people who contract the coronavirus are much less likely to spread it than those who are unvaccinated.

There is data that suggests there is a hierarchy between the three vaccines approved in the United States, with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine being the worst. Still, being vaccinated even with a dose of Johnson and Johnson is better than not being vaccinated at all, according to health experts.

Vaccines can cause symptoms like fevers, according to the CDC, but it’s normal and it’s a sign “the body is protecting itself against the virus.” Insider’s analysis of more than a dozen studies found that Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, and AztraZeneca are very effective in preventing severe symptoms of COVID-19.

Health officials are urging parents to vaccinate their children against the coronavirus as soon as possible.

“Schools can promote immunizations among eligible teachers, staff, families and students by providing information on COVID-19 immunization, fostering confidence in immunization, and establishing supportive policies and practices that make immunization as easy and convenient as possible, ”an info page on the CDC’s childhood immunization reads.

The coronavirus and its variants have spread rapidly in schools, infecting and sometimes killing students and teachers. An unvaccinated teacher in California infected 26 people with the coronavirus after removing their masks to read in class. A grade eight student in Mississippi died of COVID-10 just a week after entering school in August. Two Texas teachers died from COVID-19 within days of each other, forcing the school district to temporarily close.

Centner Academy, which did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment, defended the letter sent to parents in a statement to WSVN.

“The main priorities of Centner Academy are the well-being of our students and their sense of security in our educational environment. We will continue to act in accordance with these priorities,” officials told WSVN. “The email that was sent to families today was based on these priorities.”

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