Re: Unvaccinated kids in community
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:37:23 -0700 (PDT)
> 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.

There is growing concern about some childhood illnesses making a resurgence 
since children are allowed to go unvaccinated. Since the current generation of 
parents have never experienced these illnesses, they are not aware of the 

I would search the New York Times website to read recent articles on this. I 
don't remember that the articles were conclusive one way or another but the 
first outbreaks in many years of some diseases such as whooping cough and polio 
have appeared. I don't remember whooping cough but polio was a horrible 
nightmare for many kids who caught it and for all kids who lived in fear of it.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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