Now more than ever, if you are a parent who doesn’t vaccinate, you need to have a plan. And know your rights.


This week, The Hebrew Academy of Cleveland, Ohio announced it will no longer accept religious beliefs as a reason to not vaccine children who attend the school. This is a reaction to “a number of confirmed measles cases in New York county.”1


Dr. Baruch Fertel, of the Cleveland Clinic said:

“There’s really no good credible science for someone not to be vaccinated. We see from these outbreaks that it can just spread like wildfire and cause harm.”2


Families at the school were sent a letter outlining the reasons for the policy change.

However, school officials said exceptions can be made if a physician certifies that a vaccination is medically contraindicated.


  1. WTHR 13, NBC
  2. WTHR 13, NBC