Healthcare professionals recognize vaccines as the top medical achievement of the 20th Century. But despite all the progress that's been made in this area, vaccine-preventable diseases—such as measles, mumps, pertussis, whooping cough, influenza, meningitis—are still around.

Although these diseases are serious and can be fatal, MCHC believes that no one should suffer or die from a vaccine-preventable disease.

Founded in 1992, Mid America Immunization Coalition (MAIC) works to ensure that all of greater Kansas City's children, adolescents and adults will be protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.

We build collaborative community partnerships that increase public awareness about the importance of immunizations, improve access to immunization services for metropolitan area families and provide a network for individuals and organizations who have a stake in immunizations.

 

  • The Flu ACHOO! Campaign poster.
  • Hosting Quarterly membership meetings to provide educational and networking opportunities and Annual Awards meetings to recognize our community partners who are doing great work.
  • Hosting one-day biennial Immunization Symposium where health professionals from Missouri and Kansas learn new research and best practices from nationally and locally recognized leaders in the field. (The 2013 Symposium, "Disease Knows No Borders - Vaccines Protect Everyone," will be held June 21, 2013.
  • Click Here for a news clip from the 2011 Symposium.
  • Distributing information about the benefits of immunization and the risks of vaccine-preventable diseases at area health & safety and back-to-school fairs.
  • TEENS: Click here for shots you need:
  • Current immunization schedules from the CDC.
  • Providing information aboutimmunization requirements for school entry.
  • Providing educational tools about adolescent immunizations for teachers adn health care providers, such as the PJ Gets Wise video and curriculum.