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About the Immunize Kansas Coalition

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

August 11, 2023 Quarterly Coalition Meeting in Topeka, Kansas

The Immunize Kansas Coalition (IKC) is a group of more than 80 individual and organization members and over 500 engaged individuals 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.

Immunize Kansas Coalition is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Geovannie Gone, LMAC, MS
IKC Executive Director

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 2022
  • Maintain the adolescent Tdap vaccination rate above 90%
  • Increase the influenza vaccination rate for children (6 mo - 17 yrs) to 70% in the 2022-2023 flu season
  • Increase the influenza vaccination rate for adults (18+ yrs) to 70% in the 2022-2023 flu season
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IKC 2023 Annual Report

Upcoming Meetings and Events

IKC Conference and Event Schedule for 2023
  • Kansas State Nurses Association (KSNA) Legislative & Advocacy Conference, March 1st - April 1st, Virtual
  • Kansas Associate of Family & Consumer Sciences United Association Conference (UAC), March 2nd, Wichita, KS
  • Kansas Governor's Public Health Conference, March 29-30, Manhattan, KS
  • Kansas Immunization Conference, June 14-15, Salina, KS
  • Kansas School Nurse Conference, July 17-20, Wichita, KS
  • Kansas Pharmacists Association Trade Show, August 25, Lawrence, KS
  • Multiple local community events throughout the year

IKC Member Affiliations
Aetna Better Health of Kansas
American Cancer Society
Children's Mercy Kansas City
Community Care Network of Kansas
Emporia State University Student Health Center
Johnson & Johnson*
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
KFMC Health Improvement Partners
Kansas Health Institute
Kansas Hospital Association
Kansas Pharmacists Association
Kansas Medical Society
Kansas School Nurse Organization
Kansas State Nurses Association
K-State Research and Extension
KU Medical Center Area Health Education Centers
Merck & Co., Inc.*
Moderna, Inc.*
Novavax Vaccines*
NutureKC/Mid America Immunization Coalition
Olathe Health Physicians
Pediatric Associates
Pfizer Inc.*
Reno County Health Department
Sanofi Pasteur*
Sedgwick County Division of Health
Shawnee County Health Department
Sunflower Health Plan
Syneos Health | VBI Vaccines*
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kansas
United Methodist Health Ministry Fund
University of Kansas Cancer Center/Masonic Cancer Alliance
University of Kansas Medical Center
VaxCare Corporation*
* Liaison (non voting) members