About the Immunize Kansas Coalition
Working together to protect all Kansans
The Immunize Kansas Coalition (IKC) is a group of Kansas providers, health department officials, researchers, and educators working together to improve vaccine rates and protect Kansans against vaccine-preventable diseases.
The current focus of the Immunize Kansas Coalition is on improving access to and rates of adolescent immunizations, paying special attention to HPV and meningococcal vaccination rates, with additional efforts on adult vaccinations and influenza. IKC has set goals to increase...
- HPV vaccines series completion to 80% for both boys and girls by 2026;
- Meningococcal vaccination (MenACWY) rate to 80% by 2020;
- Tdap adolescent vaccination coverage to 90%;
- Influenza vaccination rate to 70% for children ages 6 months - 17 years and to 60% for adults ages 18 and older for the 2019-20 flu season.
A bit of history...
Immunize Kansas Kids was formed in 2005 to protect Kansas children age 0-5 from vaccine-preventable diseases. See the IKK Project Website for additional tools and resources developed by original coalition partners.
In 2015, members chose to expand the coalition's reach to protect all Kansans from vaccine-preventable diseases, becoming what is now the Immunize Kansas Coalition. The name and logo reflect this change in focus.
For more information about the coalition, please contact:
Connie Satzler | IKC Project Support
To be added to the IKC mailing list, sign up here!
Child Care Aware of Kansas
Children's Mercy Hospital
Community Care Network of Kansas
Emporia State University Student Health Center
High Plains Division, American Cancer Society
Johnson County Department of Health and Environment
Kansas Academy of Family Physicians
Kansas Academy of Physician Assistants
Kansas Action for Children
Kansas Advanced Practice Nurse Association
Kansas Association of Local Health Departments
Kansas Cancer Partnership
Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Kansas Foundation for Medical Care
Kansas Head Start Association
Kansas Health Institute
Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
Kansas Hospital Association
Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company
* Liaison (non voting) members
Kansas Medical Society
Kansas School Nurse Organization
KU Medical Center Area Health Education Centers
Merck & Co. Inc.*
Mid America Immunization Coalition
Masonic Cancer Alliance
Reno County Health Department
Riley County Health Department
Sedgwick County Division of Health
Shawnee County Health Department
Stormont Vail Health
Sunflower Health Plan
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kansas
University of Kansas Cancer Center
University of Kansas Medical Center
Wyandotte County Health Department