Originally Posted by Cekimon
i was advise politely to be informed about outbreaks of diseases that we haven't vax'd against. DD is vax-free and DS had full/regular schedule until 15month check up. I thought it sounded like a good idea. I checked the CDC website but can't seem to find anything on their site. Is there a way to sign up for notifications of outbreaks in your state/area? I don't know that an outbreak would change my mind but it wouldn't hurt to be informed.
Your state health department website will usually have information on this for things in your area.
The CDC information can be found here:http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/
(you can click on "weekly report" and then "current volume"-- if you want to see information by state, it is closer to the bottom of each weekly report)
But, in my experience, outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases usually pop up on the front page as well as here:http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
And, of course, the media...you can always set google news alerts as well that will tell you when certain diseases pop up in the news.