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MAIC believes that no one should suffer or die from a vaccine-preventable disease.

VISION: Mid America Immunization Coalition (MAIC) will be the immunization resource to ensure that the greater Kansas City community is free from suffering and death related to vaccine-preventable diseases by supporting the values of inclusion, community, accountability and service.

MISSION: We will work to ensure that vaccine safety and trust are prioritized in order to promote immunization for all of greater Kansas City’s children, adolescents and adults against vaccine-preventable diseases through CARE: collaboration, advocacy, research and education.

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 and shingles —are still around.

Although these diseases are serious and can be fatal, MAIC believes that no one should suffer or die from a vaccine-preventable disease. Vaccines are a critical piece of the defenses against these diseases.

 


How MCHC Helps

Founded in 1992, Mid America Immunization Coalition (MAIC) builds 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:

  • Flu Shots: MAIC holds a series of flu clinics every fall. Watch for news!
  • Vaccines Locations: Listing of health department and clinic locations in the KC metro area where immunizations
    are offered: 2019 Bee Wise ad qtr pg
  • 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 2018 Symposium, “Vaccines: What You Need to Know” October 26, 2018, click here.
    • Mark your calendar now- the next MAIC Symposium will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.
  • Quarterly membership meetings to provide educational and networking opportunities. CALENDAR
  • Community Events: Distributing information about the benefits of immunization and the risks of vaccine-preventable diseases at area health & safety and back-to-school fairs.
  • School Requirements: Providing information about immunization requirements for school entry.

 


Resources

Videos
For health care providers and parents
Helpful links

Contact:  DuJuan Hord, Immunization and Childhood Injury Prevention Coordinator (816) 283-6242 Ext. 244 dhord@mchc.net