Keep Informed by Emails and Text Messages (SMS)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is happy to offer a free email subscription service, which makes it easier for you to learn more about different topics including MMWR, Flu, HIV, Zika and more at CDC. With a subscription profile, you receive the updated information on items of interest to you automatically without having to return to the website and check for changes.
This is a free service provided by CDC. Your email address or phone number will only be used to deliver the requested information or to give you access to your user profile.
- If you are interested in receiving information from CDC, please subscribe and select from our list of subscription topics.
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- Access your User Profile to:
- add or remove subscription topics
- manage your email address(es) or phone number
- change your password
- choose your email frequency
- view your email history
Prevent Emails from Being Marked “SPAM” or “JUNK”
To ensure delivery of email updates to your inbox, please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book, adjust your spam settings, or follow the instructions from your email provider on how to prevent emails from being marked as “Spam” or “Junk Mail.”
Text Messages (Wireless Alerts)
In addition to sending email updates, CDC offers wireless or short message service (SMS) alerts for cell phones, pagers, and other text message enabled devices. When signing up for a topic, the “Subscription Type” dropdown lets you choose between email or SMS/Text Message.
Identify Your Wireless Carrier
|Your Wireless Carrier||Your Phone’s Email Address|
|MCI||On East Coast, service provided by Verizon|
Terms & Conditions
By subscribing to this service you agree to the following Terms & Conditions. Most wireless service providers provide text messaging service. While there is no charge to sign up for wireless updates, your wireless service provider may charge per message. Check with your provider for details on additional costs.
To opt-out (discontinue receiving text messages from CDC), reply STOP from your mobile device to 468311. We will confirm your opt-out by text and you will not receive any additional text messages from CDC unless you opt-in again. Be aware that this will halt all text messages from any government organization that uses GovDelivery to send text message alerts. To only unsubscribe from a specific topic, please visit the User Profile area.
CDC/GovDelivery is not liable for any delays in the receipt of any SMS messages connected with this program. Delivery of SMS messages is subject to effective transmission from your wireless service provider/network operator.
- Page last reviewed: January 30, 2017
- Page last updated: January 30, 2017
- Content source:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Page maintained by: Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Division of Public Affairs