MMWR Publications

For the immediate release of important public health information, MMWR  publishes some reports on the web outside of the routine weekly publication schedule. Reports published electronically or updates of those reports will be included in an issue of MMWR.  Reports published electronically will be available on this page until they are included in an issue.  MMWR   editorial policies are followed in the production of these reports. Submissions of reports for routine or emergent publication in MMWR   should be sent to ScholarOne Manuscripts (

MMWR  Weekly

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Often called “the voice of CDC,” the MMWR  series is the agency’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations. MMWR  readership predominately consists of physicians, nurses, public health practitioners, epidemiologists and other scientists, researchers, educators, and laboratorians.

MMWR  Recommendations and Reports

The MMWR  Recommendations and Reports contain in-depth articles that relay policy statements for prevention and treatment on all areas in CDC’s scope of responsibility (e.g., recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices).

CDC Surveillance Summaries

The CDC Surveillance Summaries provide a means for CDC programs to disseminate surveillance findings, permitting detailed interpretation of trends and patterns based on those findings.


The MMWR  Supplements present information that does not easily conform to the format or content of an MMWR  Recommendations and Report or Surveillance Summary, such as compilation of historic events or accomplishments and reports or proceedings from national conferences.