MAIC works to ensure that all of greater Kansas City’s children, adolescents and adults will be protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.
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.
How MCHC Helps
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.
Our activities include:
- List of Back to School Clinics and immunization events in the KC metro area for National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM).
- BEE Wise ads – Monthly ad published in the Kansas City Star, listing Health Department locations where immunizations are offered.
- Annual Immunization Symposium where health professionals from around the region learn new research and best practices from nationally and locally recognized leaders in the field.
- For links to the Power Points from the last Symposium, “Who Calls the Shots,” Nov. 13, 2015, click here.
- The next symposium is scheduled for June 23, 2017.
- Quarterly membership meetings to provide educational and networking opportunities.
- Annual Awards meetings to recognize our community partners who are doing great work.
- Distributing information about the benefits of immunization and the risks of vaccine-preventable diseases at area health & safety and back-to-school fairs.
- Providing information about immunization requirements for school entry.
For health care providers
- Menig B pocket template
- Print your own reminder cards to help you give the right dose of the meningococcal Group B vaccine
- MAIC 2015 Free Flu Clinic Survey Report
- Learn more about who partakes in MCHC’s free flu shot clinics
- Talking About Vaccines with Dr. Paul Offit
- Dr. Offit of the Vaccine Education Center answers many common questions about vaccines for every age group
- Fox 4 report on free flu shot clinics offered in KCK and KCMO
- Fox 4 report on doctors reiterating that vaccines are safe
- KSHB report on group working to keep measles outbreak away from KC
- The CDC’s vaccine schedule
- This schedule summarizes recommendations for routine vaccines for children ages 18 and younger
- HealthMap’s Vaccine finder
- Find out what vaccines your child needs and where to get them
- Adolescent vaccinations
- Learn what vaccines your teenager needs and why
- Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases website
- Why should I be concerned about measles? by Regina Weir
- Immunization Action Coalition
- National Meningitis Association
Immunization and Childhood Injury Prevention Coordinator
(816) 283-6242 Ext. 244
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- AAP Immunization Initiatives Update 9-30-10
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- CDC Preteen Vaccines
- Consumer-focused Immunization Website of the HHS
- Every Child by Two
- Immunization Action Coalition
- Immunization Resource Guide for School Nurses—MO
- Immunization Resource Guide for School Nurses—KS
- Immunization Sites – MO
- Immunization Sites – KS
- Kansas City Health Resource, your guide to Safety Net health services in the KC area
- Vaccines Save Lives, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Voices of Meningitis