At the Waldorf School of Bend our students’ holistic health is our highest priority. Our school follows immunization requirements put in place by the Oregon Health Authority. The Waldorf School of Bend asks our parents to consider their social and civic responsibility as members of the greater Central Oregon community when making decisions regarding immunization. We also recognize that an individual or parent’s decision to immunize their children happens before they enter school and that it is a decision made in consultation with their health care provider.
Statement from AWSNA Regarding Immunization
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.