Hi Jennifer, and congratulations! This was the only thing I was able to locate for you on the CDC website: Good luck. (I realize some doesn't apply, but, I just copied everything that was under the "required" category).
Side note: I'm assuming you are a US citizen? (and your baby?) Dual? Immigrants coming in on Visa's will however have different requirements.
I suppose it also goes without saying that whatever country you reside in is the laws your bound by, so I guess it also depends on what your country of origins' laws are.
What was the population in 2007?
Ask for the package insert for the exact vaccine they want to give your baby and then weigh those side effects against the population and cases. I can tell you which is the bigger risk, but you need to decide that for yourself.
Good luck to you and your family. I would not do the vaccine, but I've stopped all vaccines after becoming more informed. Please do some reading here and pay close attention to the peer-reviewed science that is offered. You will notice that there's a whole slew of reasons not to vaccinate and only a few pieces that put vaccines in a positive light...and those are mostly all designed and carried out by those with financial conflicts of interest. It is scary and it will leave you wondering who to trust. But don't ever feel that doctors are to blame, they are trained by pharma-approved textbooks and that's all they know. Some who have done the research outside the conflicted government and pharmaceutical pieces have decided to speak out against vaccines. Those people are blacklisted and their peers refer to them as "quacks". But unless you do the research yourself, you will be led by the blind.
Congrats on being a new Mom, it's overwhelming and sheer pleasure all at the same time :)
What state do you reside in HERE in the states?
I realize that you are a vaccinating parent and this may sound as if I'm talking you into something but that's not my intention. I read the following statement and I felt it should be addressed, if not for you, but for other readers who may not realize that the school officials tell you what they've been told to tell you - and its not always factual.
"and as a teacher I know what he must have for school when we move back."
I've never spoken to a teacher who knew the laws, but I've been given wrong information by plenty of school employees. They tell you what the school officials tell them, which is far from being the truth. I'm kindly saying to you that if doctors are given the wrong information, then its highly unlikely that teachers were told the legal facts. Your college education is not always factual in this regard either. It's the same with doctors, even pediatricians. I think you should ask yourself one question:
Are you of the understanding that all children in your school are up to date on vaccines? If yes, then you were misled.
What they teach you in school is not always the facts. It's how we have so many doctors who are shocked to learn the facts. Some know, some won't listen, but some are shocked. I say this from personal experience. I had one pediatric doctor who didn't know the current rate of autism, that really woke me up at the time. I had one doctor who told me my husband would die if my kid got the chickenpox (so I gave him the vaccine, my kid got the pox anyway and my husband wasn't phased by it). I had one doctor tell me that my kids would not be accepted in ANY school, private or otherwise. My Aunt works for a school (in the cafeteria) and she goes around telling everyone that we homeschool because my kids can't go to school...that's a lie because in my state we have exemptions. I also had a nurse who told me in no uncertain terms that my child would "die" from chickenpox if I didn't get that vaccine. When I replied that I myself had the chickenpox, and I didn't die, she went on to tell me that the strains of chickenpox have mutated since I was a child...partially right, but she was not informed of the information that I later learned. Which is that there is a strain of the chickenpox caused by the vaccine, its not the wild strain. I don't think it mutated into a deadly strain and I wonder every day if both my children had that strain or if they had the wild strain. Since one of my kids got that vaccine, and still got the chickenpox, I guess you could say I've learned the hard way :)
I'm in a battle with some doctors right now and I know they don't mean to mislead people, nor do teachers. I just know that they do - and I felt I should bring that up.
Aggiegirl - I wish you the best! And I'm glad you joined the conversation. It's not an easy decision to make, even if its only concerning one vaccine! I've been at the research since the late 80's and I have one partially (also delayed) vaccinated child and I have one who wasn't vaccinated at all. I guess you could say I teetered on both sides for a while. :)