Haleakalā Waldorf School Vaccination Statement
At the Haleakalā Waldorf School our students’ overall health is always a priority and concern. The school follows immunization requirements put in place by the Hawaii State Board of Education. The Haleakalā Waldorf School advises our parents to consider their social and civic responsibility as members of the greater Maui community when making decisions regarding immunization. We also recognize that a parent’s decision to immunize their children happens before they enter school and that it is a decision made in consultation with their family doctor.
Statement of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
on the question of Vaccination
The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America wishes to state unequivocally that our educational objectives do not include avoidance of, or resistance to, childhood immunization. The health, safety, and wellbeing of children are our forefront concerns.
- All members of our association are schools or institutions that are free to make independent school policy decisions in accordance with AWSNA’s membership and accreditation criteria. Our membership and accreditation criteria require schools to be compliant with national, state, provincial, and local laws. While policy decisions regarding immunizations may vary from school to school, such decisions are made in accordance with legal requirements set by local, state, provincial or federal government.
- The Association encourages parents to consider their civic responsibility in regards to the decision of whether or not to immunize against any communicable disease, but ultimately, the decision to immunize or not, is one made by parents in consultation with their family physician.