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About the Immunize Kansas Coalition

Working together to protect all Kansans from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Group Photo at IKC 3rd Quarter Meeting Table at the Winter Symposium Conference

The Immunize Kansas Coalition (IKC) is a group of more than 40 members with diverse perspectives - healthcare providers, health departments, researchers, healthcare payers, advocacy groups, nonprofits, and more - working together to improve vaccination rates and protect Kansans from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Current priorities for IKC are increasing adolescent immunization rates for HPV and Meningococcal (MenACWY); increasing influenza immunization rates for both children and adults; maintaining childhood vaccination rates throughout the COVID-19 pandemic; and strengthening vaccine confidence through education, awareness, and partnerships with trusted community sources.

IKC has set the following five measurable goals to increase or maintain vaccination rates in Kansas.

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  • Increase the Up-To-Date HPV vaccination rate to 80% for both boys and girls by 2026
  • Maintain the Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccination rate at or above 80% through 2021
  • Maintain the adolescent Tdap vaccination rate above 90%
  • Increase the influenza vaccination rate for children (6 mo - 17 yrs) to 70% in the 2020-21 flu season
  • Increase the influenza vaccination rate for adults (18+ yrs) to 60% in the 2020-21 flu season

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IKC Member Affiliations
Aetna Better Health of Kansas
Child Care Aware of Kansas
Children's Mercy Hospital
Community Care Network of Kansas
Dillons Pharmacy
Emporia State University Student Health Center
GSK*
High Plains Division, American Cancer Society
Johnson & Johnson Services Inc.
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 Children's Service League
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Kansas Foundation for Medical Care
Kansas Head Start Association
Kansas Health Institute
Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
Kansas Hospital Association

* Liaison (non voting) members
Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company
Kansas Pharmacists Association
Kansas Medical Society
Kansas School Nurse Organization
KU Medical Center Area Health Education Centers
Merck & Co. Inc.*
Mid America Immunization Coalition
Masonic Cancer Alliance
Pediatric Associates
Pfizer Inc.*
Reno County Health Department
Riley County Health Department
Sanofi Pasteur*
Sedgwick County Division of Health
Seqirus*
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
VaxCare Corporation*
Wyandotte County Health Department