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About the Immunize Kansas Coalition

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

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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 63% for children ages 6 months - 17 years and to 47% for adults ages 18 and older for the 2019-20 season.

Immunize Kansas Kids logo and Immunize Kansas Coalition logo

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.

Contact Us

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For more information about the coalition, please contact:
Connie Satzler | IKC Project Support
(785) 587-0151

To be added to the IKC mailing list, sign up here!

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 County Department of Health and Enviornment
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 Pharmacists Association
Kansas Medical Society
Kansas School Nurse Organization
KU Medical Center Area Health Education Centers
Merck & Co. Inc.*
Mid America Immunization Coalition
Midwest 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