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Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

  • 1.  Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-09-2021 01:31 PM
    Hello Community!,
    What are your views in getting early childhood educators vaccinated?

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    Milagros Neu
    Pre-K -K Teacher
    Learning Pods
    Maplewood NJ
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  • 2.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-10-2021 08:42 AM
    I think that all early childhood educators should get vaccinated it will help reduce the  spread of Covid-19 and get us back to teaching and doing the actives with love to do with kids quicker.


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    Jenelle Pedersen
    Homer NY
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  • 3.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-10-2021 09:40 AM
    As a daycare provider, I believe educators should get the vaccine. Any child under the age of 12 years old whose not required to get the vaccine, can still come in contact with an older sibling or family member who hasn't been vaccinated,  in my opinion.  I rather be safe than sorry.

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    Patricia Stephens
    Director
    PBS Academy
    Missouri City TX
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  • 4.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-10-2021 10:10 AM
    Hi Milagros,
    Here in LA County we advocated hard to be in the early eligible group as essential workers.  Some of us have risked our health the entire time of the oandemic by keeping our onsite programs open without interruption.  Many worked through the roller coaster of unknowns and changing protocols as well as learning to care & teach through Zoom.  I feel that getting vaccinated is the respectful choice: respectful of the best available science, respectful of one's bodily needs, respectful of the health of one's family, respectful of the health of the unvaccinated children in our care, respectful of our program's community including fellow staff onsite as well as the children's families, respectful of the health of our wider community where we work and live, and, as I explained at the start, respectful of the time and effort colleagues in our sector have put in to advocate for vaccines to be readily available to us.  By respect I also mean care.  Care is our middle name :-)
    There's just a tiny percentage of people who, based on sound medical advice, would choose against vaccination and it's possible although unlikely within that tiny group there are actively working early care teachers.

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    Laila Taslimi
    founder
    Untitled No. 1
    Santa Monica CA
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  • 5.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-10-2021 10:24 AM
    Leila,

    Thank you for sharing.  I hate to say this, but when our children started getting the virus or worst, die then our governor, etc. Will begin to see how important it is to get  the vaccine. I'm in Texas and Hospitals in Houston is full and tents are located on the outside of the hospital.  And, still some people say it's a hoax. All I can say, is take plenty pictures of your children and love ones just in case. Again, just my opinion

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    Patricia Stephens
    Director
    PBS Academy
    Missouri City TX
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  • 6.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-11-2021 12:28 PM
    Laila,

    Thank you for your comment...as a  daycare provider, I echo with you. I  had both vaccine not just for me and my family,  but to help protect the children in my care. I have parents who are nurses  who quit or retired from the hospital.  Why, because the more they pushed the vaccine to their patients,  the more the patients pushed back. This may sound cold, but God did say he's going home to prepare a place for us, and if I go...I will return.

    With that said,  stop preaching to them and let God do his thing, in my opinion. I applauded all people in the medical field to keep up the good work,  I pray for each and everyone of you daily. Remember God got this...take care and God bless.

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    Patricia Stephens
    Director
    PBS Academy
    Missouri City TX
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  • 7.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-10-2021 10:20 AM
    Absolutely, 100%, how better to protect children who can't get the vaccine themselves.

    To hesitant people who think the vaccine was rushed and is too untested, vaccination is an old science we have been using for a very long time.  Edward Jenner is considered the founder of vaccinology. In 1796, he inoculated a 13 year-old-boy with vaccinia virus (cowpox), and demonstrated immunity to smallpox. In
    1798, the first smallpox vaccine was developed.
    We have the means to end this pandemic, we need the will.


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    Vicki Knauerhase M.Ed.
    Child Development Specialist (retired)
    Weston OH
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  • 8.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-11-2021 12:35 PM
    Vicki,
    I agree with you.  I take the flu shot every year..just in case I get the flu...it want effect me as much. I took both vaccine after my 24 year old niece died from covid.  That was in July 2020..just think how bad things are now with delta virus? I will continue to pray for good people like you and others who care about everyone especially our children.  God can stop this but why...the world is in a bad place right now. And, God isn't happy in my opinion.

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    Patricia Stephens
    Director
    PBS Academy
    Missouri City TX
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  • 9.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-10-2021 01:20 PM
    All teachers should be required to be vaccinated unless they have a medical condition that dictates otherwise documented by a doctor. I also think vaccination should be required of all children as the data now is beginning to show the efficacy of the COVID vaccines. Hopefully, by some time in September/October, children between 12 and 15 will be required to be vaccinated in order to go to school, and that soon after that, once the vaccine is permitted for the younger children, I hope it will be required just as many other vaccines are mandated.

    My grandchildren are 12 and older. They are vaccinated but they still wear masks under certain circumstances

    Just a point, the mask requirement, which should be mandatory, is not going away because so many have not been vaccinated (fear or misinformation???) that we cannot be certain that we are fully protected from the Delta variant. On the other hand, the data shows that if you are vaccinated and develop a breakthrough COVID virus, you almost certainly will not end up in the hospital or on a ventilator or dead.

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    Nora Krieger, PhD
    Associate Professor Emerita/Past Chair NJEEPRE
    Bloomfield College/NJ Educators Exploring the Practices of Reggio Emilia
    Highland Park, NJ
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  • 10.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-10-2021 08:38 PM
    Vaccinate, don't vaccinate, just DON'T mandate.

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    John Ramsey
    Preschool Teacher
    Cherry Log GA
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  • 11.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-11-2021 09:32 AM
    John Jeffrey Ramsey:

    Why would you be against mandating vaccination? Of course, as with all vaccinations, some are exempt because of medical conditions but I do not understand your position.

    Do you feel the same way about masks?

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    Nora Krieger, PhD
    Associate Professor Emerita/Past Chair NJEEPRE
    Bloomfield College/NJ Educators Exploring the Practices of Reggio Emilia
    Highland Park, NJ
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  • 12.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-11-2021 11:03 AM
    I also agree that it should not be mandated. One of the biggest things people enjoy in this country is the freedom of choice. If we force people who are not comfortable to be injected with something, our freedom is lost. There are no mandates on any other vaccine currently out there, likely for this reason among others.

    As for your question regarding masks, yes that has been mandated, but it hasn't really been enforced has it? People are walking into buildings unmasked all the time and no one is asking for their vaccination papers, because that violated HIPPA, and I doubt businesses like grocery and department stores want to put their employees into such a confrontational situation.

    Vicki, you mentioned that we have had vaccines for many years and while that is true, the process used to create this particular vaccine was not the same. Similarly, the information we are provided regarding the vaccine is only the information that the governing bodies pushing the vaccine want us to know. There have been many negative effects experienced by those who received the vaccine. We should not require a person to subject themselves to that just because there is not yet any obvious medical reason not to. We also have no idea what the side effects will be in years to come. There are side effects to well used vaccines, as well, so something as new as this is likely to have unforeseen consequences.

    Nora, you mentioned the Delta variant, but it has already been established that the current vaccines do not protect against that strain anyway.

    Though I do not want to get strongly political, what I will say is that we have to remember that the Federal government is a corporation. Corporations sell ideas and products and this particularly entity especially does so to create the society they desire. That goes beyond us being healthy and safe. Whether or not you "trust" the government and all they tell you, at the end of the day, it is not the way of this country to require specific lifestyle choices. They can convince you, sure, but they can't force you. If they try to force anything, vaccines or otherwise, many people will rebel under the banner of freedom of choice and it would be their right to do so.

    Some of you may scoff at this and it is okay that you have chosen to accept what is being sold to you, but you cannot expect everyone to feel the same way that you do. That is not how our society works, though I understand there are people who believe it should. We have already established this with religious and cultural affiliations. However, if you are the type of person who believes everyone should be exactly like you, child care may not be the field for you, as children and families have many differences that should all be respected. This, too, has also been well established.

    As is probably clear, to answer the original question, it should be up to the child care professional to make that decision for themselves and they shouldn't have to share whether or not they have and why or why not with anyone, unless they so choose. When is the last time you asked someone if they were vaccinated for polio or smallpox? If they got their tetanus shot? We do not ask the educators caring for our children these questions, likely because these are not as large a point of concern as COVID-19 is right now, but they once were and I highly doubt every single person in the country received those vaccines when it was rampant and yet, we don't see it anymore now, or at least not often. My point is, if we do ask about vaccines, then we do not ask about vaccines, period. It's not really any of our business what other people are choosing to do with their bodies. I suppose that is a whole other conversation, though, as that is a topic that has been struggled with among civilians for decades, especially in regard to women.

    Thank you to Milagros for asking the question and to all of you for having a discussion.

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    Samantha Edwards
    Training Specialist
    ACCESS
    Dearborn MI
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  • 13.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-11-2021 11:48 AM
    Dear Samantha:

    I am going to address your thoughts and questions mainly  inside of your response.

    Just to let you know in advance, I am old enough to have had to take the Smallpox vaccination back in the day because Smallpox was not eradicated from the world at that time. I could not travel without a Smallpox vaccination. Vaccination has eliminated this terrible disfiguring disease from the world. As for Polio, I was a participant in the experiment to test the efficacy of the Polio vaccine. My parents and over 54,000 or so other parents clamored to get their children vaccinated against Polio in the trial because children were dying and becoming permanently paralyzed from the disease. I remember the fear that my parents had about this disease. Polio is not fully eradicated the way that Smallpox is, and Polio vaccination is required for children - mandated - along with many other vaccinations in order to attend public school and daycare/early childhood centers, at least I know that is the case in NY and NJ.

    Another interesting story for you to mull over is the story of my doctor who contracted Polio at age 4 just prior to the development of the vaccine. She ended up in an iron lung and was never able to use her legs again. She attended medical school in a wheelchair and whizzed around the hospital in it. But the upshot is that the disease - the Polio - ultimately killed her because the damage to the lungs they found reasserts itself. In her 30s, she died from an asthma attack related to her earlier Polio illness.

    And, yes, you are right, though that there is always a risk with everything we do or don't do.

    Nora, you mentioned the Delta variant, but it has already been established that the current vaccines do not protect against that strain anyway.

    I do a lot of reading about the Delta variant and I listen to the doctors and scientists who are urging all of us for the sake of all of us to get the vaccine. I have seen the statistics of those coming down with the Delta variant and nearly 100% of those who become infected have not been vaccinated, and those who have a breakthrough infection have been in close quarters with those who are unvaccinated and perhaps not wearing masks. The statistics also show that if you if you are vaccinated, the chances of ending up in the hospital or worse dying are extremely low, less than 1%. Also, many of those who somehow contract the Delta variant and were vaccinated often have underlying medical conditions, which means their immune response is lower.

    Though I do not want to get strongly political, what I will say is that we have to remember that the Federal government is a corporation. Corporations sell ideas and products and this particularly entity especially does so to create the society they desire. That goes beyond us being healthy and safe. Whether or not you "trust" the government and all they tell you, at the end of the day, it is not the way of this country to require specific lifestyle choices. They can convince you, sure, but they can't force you. If they try to force anything, vaccines or otherwise, many people will rebel under the banner of freedom of choice and it would be their right to do so.

    Clearly, you do not trust the science and think that you are being sold something that may kill you. Are there side effects to vaccines? Yes, there are - even to the flu shot. This is not about trusting the government - even the Trump administration was pushing for this vaccine and he took it as soon as he could after he became ill enough to end up in the hospital. This is about science. Over 600,000 Americans have died from Covid.

    Some of you may scoff at this and it is okay that you have chosen to accept what is being sold to you, but you cannot expect everyone to feel the same way that you do. That is not how our society works, though I understand there are people who believe it should. We have already established this with religious and cultural affiliations. However, if you are the type of person who believes everyone should be exactly like you, child care may not be the field for you, as children and families have many differences that should all be respected. This, too, has also been well established.

    This is not about being sold a "bill of goods" by the government or wanting "everyone to feel the same way" I do. And, clearly, everyone does not feel the same way I do. Your response is an example of that. And that is fine.

    There are exemptions for vaccines on religious grounds, not cultural affiliations. There are exemptions to having to get vaccinations on medical grounds - not all people should be vaccinated. It depends on their medical status.

    I think you got a little too political here.Taking a vaccine has nothing to do with believing that everyone should be "like me" and I resent your implication. I think that you should think about your stand and its implications for the end of this Pandemic or at least getting it to the level where it is more like the flu.  I respect the cultural backgrounds of the families that attended the early childhood center in which I was a Director, a center that was incredibly diverse culturally, religiously, and racially, but we followed the rules for NJ, which required all children in order to attend our center to be vaccinated against a variety of diseases unless they had a religious or medical exemption. I also know that some of the families used the religious exemptions "illegally" to prevent their children from being vaccinated - they were not a part of a religious group that promoted that belief but I was not able to question the request for exemption.

    I think your stand sounds more political than science-based. I wish you luck. I hope that at the very least, you are mandating masks so that everyone who comes into your center has some protection.

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    Nora Krieger, PhD
    Associate Professor Emerita/Past Chair NJEEPRE
    Bloomfield College/NJ Educators Exploring the Practices of Reggio Emilia
    Highland Park, NJ
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  • 14.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-11-2021 12:10 PM
    Thank you for your thorough response and information. I appreciate you taking the time to share. I also apologize if I offended you, or anyone, it was not my intention.

    You are quite right that I am untrusting and my stand is somewhat political. I find do not believe "the science" to be wholly separate from politics, both at a government level and a societal one. I do, however, feel that I my statements were still my own beliefs, rather than anything about the politics specifically.

    I also want to be clear that I did not state I believe the vaccine will kill me, necessarily, I simply stated that there are known and unknown effects with which I personally am not comfortable. I also did not state that taking the vaccine is related to wanting others to view the world the same way you do, rather the belief that everyone should have to.

    Your examples of the families "illegally" using religious affiliations appears to me to be exactly what I am talking about when I say that people do not want to be forced into something. They felt they had to lie, because they did not feel comfortable vaccinating their children, but they felt they would be forced to otherwise.

    There is so much more I could say, but as you have stated, it can be too political and this is not necessarily the place for that. Still, the question was asked and I also wanted to acknowledge that I saw your post and read it multiple times. Thank you again.

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    Samantha Edwards
    Training Specialist
    ACCESS
    Dearborn MI
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  • 15.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-11-2021 02:00 PM
    Dear Samantha:

    The instance that I cited about a family lying about their religious beliefs to avoid vaccinating their daughter goes further than you know. This family vaccinated their son and for some reason decided that they would not vaccinate their daughter, the younger of their two children. They had no explanation for this but the law stipulated that we had to accept the religious exemption.

    Is it possible that your beliefs are being driven by the media to which you are exposed? If you hear over and over misinformation about vaccines, there is a good chance that you will develop a belief that something really bad will happen to you if you get vaccinated. But I do not know about you or what has driven you to the beliefs you have, but I have a close friend whose husband died of COVID early in the pandemic, which was devastating to their family. My friend and her daughter were also sick but managed to recover without hospitalization or a ventilator. She blames the administration in charge at that time, very early in the pandemic, for not alerting all of us to how bad this virus was so that we could protect ourselves.

    You really should read the science and listen to the doctors and the other medical personnel who have worked through this terrible time and watched people die terrible deaths with awful aftereffects on families. There are many children now left without parents. This is not about choice but the good of the entire community. We are supposed to be our "brothers' keeper" and take care that we do not harm others in the name of "freedom of choice". There are many laws out there that have been passed in order to protect the greater public. To me, that is a good thing.

    For a governor to prohibit asking for masking in a school to protect both the teachers and the children, to me, is chilling and extremely upsetting. Now, some of the governors of states that have not supported vaccination are pleading with their citizens to get vaccinated for the public good. The hospitals are full up with folks with Covid.

    I am saddened that public health has become a political football and that so much misinformation is out there that is convincing so many people not to get vaccinated. People  with Covid in many Southern and some Midwestern states are filling up the hospitals, and this now includes children. This is a very sad situation.

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    Nora Krieger, PhD
    Associate Professor Emerita/Past Chair NJEEPRE
    Bloomfield College/NJ Educators Exploring the Practices of Reggio Emilia
    Highland Park, NJ
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  • 16.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-12-2021 12:27 AM
    Hello Everyone!
    Thank You Nora! Your comments were incredibly clear. I believe teachers need to be vaxed to teach in front of children who are not able to get vaccinated. The numbers are growing the Delta V is among us. Some schools in the south already virtual. Our youngest of students will be academically behind especially those who can’t afford to send their children to affluent schools. Be Safe Be Well and do the right thing with empathy within our ♥️.

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  • 17.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-13-2021 12:42 AM
    Most of our Teacher have been vaccinated n we r stil doing virtual, we were hoping to get to open it up inperson but the way this virus s going, I don't think tht s going to happen.





  • 18.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-12-2021 02:21 AM
    I have not yet read all the responses re mask and vaccine use/mandates but I find some responses surprising from members of a profession that cares about children and families.

    THIS IS SARCASM:
    I own a car so I have freedom and a RIGHT to drive a car with no government interference.  Therefore, I will no longer renew my driver's license.  I will no longer fasten a seat belt.  I may find keeping my car in safe-to-drive condition just too much trouble.  I will drive wherever and whenever I want to drive and ignore all road and weather conditions.  I will ignore all speed limits and stop signs.  I will drive through traffic lights if seems safe to ME.  I will talk on the phone and/or eat and drink while I drive.  I will have a passenger to have someone to talk with as I drive and, because it is polite in a conversation, I will frequently turn my head to face my passenger as we talk.  Would you like to be my passenger?  Or drive yourself in my vicinity?

    THESE ARE MEMORIES:  When I was an infant one or more of my older siblings were diagnosed with scarlet fever.  Our house had an official sign on the front door warning others we were quarantined.  My father had to move out of the house so he could go to work.  We had groceries delivered to our doorstep and only when the deliverer left, could a member of my family go out to bring in the groceries.  Yes, I am OLD!

    I had "red measles" as a very young child and remember hating to be kept in a dark room while I recovered because those measles and normal lighting in a room could harm your eyes.  I had the "other" measles as a teenager.  I had been at a party and when I came home I told my parents a friend had to call her parents and go home from the party because she broke out with those measles.  My parents told me to go look in the mirror.  Yes, I along with many others were out of school for the required time.  I had the chicken pox in first grade and did not like having to stay home on the day of our Valentine's Day Party.  No valentines for me that year.  I remember when many of my classmates in third or fourth grade were out of school because they had whooping cough.  Yes, I did get a smallpox vaccination for many years.  I remember needing to have an up-to-date smallpox vaccination to travel out of our country and return.  I remember our local swimming pool was closed due to polio.  When I was in college, there was a requirement to spend a couple of days in places unfamiliar to me for observation and participation in programs for children.  I chose a children's hospital for one day and still remember two siblings with polio and both in iron lungs.  During my early days of teaching I was delighted to line up with others in my community on a weekend to get our sugar cube polio vaccinations.  I have known others for whom the vaccine came too late.

    I used to tell my college students that what I said and what they would read might be out-of-date in the future and they would need to "keep up" with newly discovered information.  My favorite example was to say I was so old I remembered learning in early school days that there were 92 elements.  I remember later learning there were 96 and then 98 and by the time I was in college chemistry classes, the periodic table listed 106 elements.  How many are there now?  Using scientific methods can help us learn new things and it may be beneficial to us and others to use current science information to live better lives or even to live at all.


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    Kathryn Miller
    Ames IA
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  • 19.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-12-2021 08:05 AM
    You do realize the smallpox, polio, etc were not viruses like the Covid / Delta that's how we could eradicate them through vaccines. The Covid / Delta is a virus similar to the flu it morphs itself, we are not going to be able to take an immunization and be one, two or three and done like we did for those diseases. We will have to continue to take shots just like we do for the flu, pneumonia, etc.

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    Paula
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  • 20.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-12-2021 08:49 AM
    Dear Paula:

    I do not know where you are getting your information but it is misinformation. Both polio and smallpox are viruses, as is the flu, and so is Covid.

    Smallpox has virtually been eradicated because of vaccines that were mandated. I could not travel overseas unless I could show that I had been vaccinated for Smallpox when I was in my 20s. Polio, although not eradicated, is rare. It is rare because the vaccination for the Polio virus is mandated for children. I was a young child in the big trial testing for the efficacy of the polio vaccine. Parents were so terrified of polio (its death rate and side effects - many children ended up in wheelchairs with lung problems that plagued them their whole lives) that tens of thousands of parents entered their children in the trial. Some of us got the real deal (I was lucky enough to be one of those who received the real vaccine, not a placebo, and were, therefore, vaccinated). The review of the trial led to mandating the vaccine for all children unless there was a medical reason to avoid it.

    Covid/Delta is not like the flu. It is far more virulent. Masks can help curb the spread but the best way to end all this is with a vaccine, widely available since the winter for all adults (unless medically not recommended because of underlying issues) and now to all children 12 and up. And yes, we may have to take vaccinations over the long term because viruses can mutate (change), that is how we got the Delta variant.

    Please, you are a leader in your congregation. Do what is true and helpful for your parishioners and the young children.

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    Nora Krieger, PhD
    Associate Professor Emerita/Past Chair NJEEPRE
    Bloomfield College/NJ Educators Exploring the Practices of Reggio Emilia
    Highland Park, NJ
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  • 21.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-13-2021 03:04 AM
    Its funny to me cause vaccine for "diseases" you say alot but FYI covid is a virus that is why vaccine that are created to treat disease won't work. Also flu shot is the flu dead. Covid vaccine is made of lipids that should not enter human DNA

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    Dawn Davis
    Salem OR
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  • 22.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-13-2021 07:11 AM
    Dear Dawn:

    Please read the info from the CDC. I am not sure that I understood what you were writing but it sounded as though you were saying that the COVID vaccines can enter your DNA. The vaccine for COVID is different than the vaccine for the flu and some other diseases. They are not made of dead or partially dead viruses.

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html

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    Nora Krieger, PhD
    Associate Professor Emerita/Past Chair NJEEPRE
    Bloomfield College/NJ Educators Exploring the Practices of Reggio Emilia
    Highland Park, NJ
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  • 23.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-14-2021 02:19 AM

    Common question

    What does COVID-19 stand for?

    'CO' stands for corona, 'VI' for virus, and 'D' for disease.


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    Laila Taslimi
    founder
    Untitled No. 1
    Santa Monica CA
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  • 24.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-15-2021 09:32 AM
    CO = Corona
    VI = Virus
    D = Disease
    19 = 2019​

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    Sandra Ryan
    Preschool Special Education Teacher
    Cleveland Metropolitan School District/ Preschool Special education Teacher
    Bay Village OH
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  • 25.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-15-2021 09:52 AM
    Good Morning Sandra Ryan,
    I'm hopeful you will delete or retract your post with the false information because some people are already misinformed and mistaking December for disease contributes to inadvertently bad choices.
    WHO (World Health Organization) is a reputable source: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019


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    Laila Taslimi
    founder
    Untitled No. 1
    Santa Monica CA
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  • 26.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-15-2021 11:07 AM
    I agree with Laila. Please correct or delete your post.

    Here is another link that someone shared with me:  https://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2021/07/18/fauci-surgeon-general-criticize-spread-covid-misinformation-online/8007255002/

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    Nora Krieger, PhD
    Associate Professor Emerita/Past Chair NJEEPRE
    Bloomfield College/NJ Educators Exploring the Practices of Reggio Emilia
    Highland Park, NJ
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  • 27.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-15-2021 12:10 PM

    I strongly believe that all Educators should be vaccinated. Children under 12 cannot be vaccinated against this deadly virus. If you have ever seen a young child struggling to breathe or even worse on a ventilator you would get vaccinated. 

    Also as Educators you have educated yourself in your field to be someone parents, ECE professors/professionals, and your co-Educators trust - do not spread misinformation.  Science is one of the fields of study as educators we invested in to attain our degree, certification, &/or Child Development Associate. You cannot go back, if the misinformation you shared about this life altering & deadly virus is taken as truth only for that family to find out in a manner (sickness or worse) you were incorrect.  



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    Brenda Hardaway
    A Great Place 4 Kids
    Suisun City CA
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  • 28.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-16-2021 11:08 AM
    Hello Everyone,
    Misinformation about the Covid-19 is not only scary but harmful to the children we guide. Children are now being affected due to the lack of people doing the right thing for our communities and human kind. Learn Science look at the stats compare them and extend your scientific research to be better informed. Look at Johns Hopkins, NYU Medical center, Yale & Harvard Child Development Institute. Once you have done ur research gather all info and clearly make a sound decision. I have a B.S in Child Development this has helped me to be completely open minded when guiding our children during these difficult times. Misinformation has no place in this important forum as we see ourselves as well informed educators.❤️🌞

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  • 29.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-15-2021 12:08 PM
    Yes, please remove this post.  Or perhaps a NAEYC administrator could do that. It is quite disturbing to see that early childhood professionals are spreading disinformation and misinformation about the virus.

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    Cathy McAuliffe, PhD
    Adjunct Professor
    NorthWest Arkansas Community College
    Bentonville, Arkansas
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  • 30.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-15-2021 07:53 PM
    CO - Corona, VI - Virus, D - Disease, 19 - 2019 (the year it started).

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  • 31.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-13-2021 09:18 AM
    Dr. Krieger, I appreciate your well-thought-out response. If so many people refuse to get vaccinated, there is a good chance we could see an even more dangerous variant arise. This is about science. The virus doesn't care about politics.  It's just looking for hosts so it can replicate.

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    Cathy McAuliffe, PhD
    Adjunct Professor
    NorthWest Arkansas Community College
    Bentonville, Arkansas
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  • 32.  RE: Your Thoughts On Teachers Vaccinations

    Posted 08-13-2021 10:44 AM
    The current vaccine is not working on Delta variant and so this makes no sense to me.

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    Dawn Davis
    Salem OR
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