A private school in Miami, Florida, is requiring students who get vaccinated to quarantine at home for 30 days after each dose.
“Because of the potential impact on other students and our school community, vaccinated students will need to stay at home for 30 days post-vaccination for each dose and booster they receive and may return to school after 30 days as long as the student is healthy and symptom-free,” a letter sent out to parents of students at the Centner Academy says, according to local news outlet WSVN.
The letter also urges parents to “hold off” on getting their children vaccinated until the summer “when there will be time for the potential transmission or shedding onto others to decrease.”
School officials told WSVN that the 30-day quarantine mandate exists because they believe there is a risk that vaccinated students would infect unvaccinated students.
One infectious disease expert who spoke with WSVN characterized that belief as “science fiction.”
“What happens 30 days after they get vaccinated? What kind of nonsense is this?” said Dr. Aileen Marty from Florida International University. “Where did they get that? There’s nothing in the recommendations to that… they made that up. That’s science fiction, not even science fiction because it’s pure fiction.”