Re: Unvaccinated kids in community
From: Diana Carroll (
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:51:15 -0700 (PDT)
Not here; lots of unvaxed kids.

I wonder how that would play out.  Do you ask to view the kids' medical

What about the case where there's a religious objection, such as being
Christian Scientist?

What about if there's a medical reason for non-vaccination, such as an egg
allergy, or compromised immune system?

And why just kids?  Adults can carry and spread pertussis and mumps just as
easily as a kid can.

Seems like a can of worms to me.


On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 6:35 PM, Fred-List manager <fholson [at]>

> Diana Malsky <dianam [at]>
> is the author of the message below.  It was posted by
> Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at]>
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> We have many unvaccinated kids in my community, and this has never been
> raised as an issue.
> A long-term member, who recently researched this after her grandson was
> born, has become concerned and is saying she doesn't want us to accept any
> new members who have and/or intend to have unvaccinated kids. She's not
> asking that current members' children be vaccinated, just a moratorium for
> new members. Most of us are more comfortable leaving this to parents'
> choice.
> I'm looking to hear if safety concerns around unvaccinated children have
> come up in other communities, and how it's been handled.
> Thanks!
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> Cheers,
> Diana
> 434-826-9472
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