These Kansas Citians share their personal immunization stories...

Crista Bosley

“I got immunized against COVID while pregnant”

Jenny Dioszeghy

“My infant got Measles”

Andy Marso

“I almost died from Meningitis”

Curtisha Anderson

“Lupus weakens my immune system and puts me at risk”

Joyce Berry

“I had Polio as a child … and as an adult”

Maggi Pivovar

“Why I got the COVID-19 vaccine”

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Do you understand the vaccine process?

Here is what it takes at a national level and at home in Kansas

Nurture KC and the Kansas Health Institute have both published separate, yet related, reports on vaccinations. These reports will be shared with decision makers at the capitol in Topeka and are now available to the public.

“We follow where the evidence leads,” says Tracy Russell, Executive Director of Nurture KC. “The creation of safe and effective vaccines has been a pillar of public health for decades. Our data shows the processes and procedures in place at a national and state level – ensuring a balance of evidence-based testing along with public input and recourse. At a time when disinformation may discourage vaccine uptake, it is important to revisit the checks and balances of rigorous vaccine research, administration and monitoring protocols that work.”

The Kansas Health Institute is a nonprofit organization that supports effective policymaking through non-partisan research, education and engagement.

Vaccinations in Kansas
By the Kansas Health Institute

• School Immunization Requirements & Rates
• Outbreaks by Preventable Disease
• Current State Statutes & Enacted Legislation
• How Each Vaccine Types Are Made
• History of Immunizations

Click Here: Vaccinations in Kansas

Understanding Vaccines
By Nurture KC

• Overview + Why it Matters
• National Vaccine Approvals & Recommendations
• Vaccine Safety Monitoring Systems
• Kansas Vaccine Approval Process
• How To Protect State Vaccine Requirements

Click Here: Understanding Vaccinations

How do Kansans feel about vaccines?

More than 9-in-10 Kansas voters (95%) believe taking vaccines for such diseases as measles, mumps and polio is “extremely” or “very important” to maintaining good health. In fact, when it comes to staying healthy, 94% of Kansans believe it is more important to get wellness vaccines than it is to get an annual check-up at the doctor. Even across political party lines, Kansas residents strongly believe wellness immunizations are safe, effective and important for maintaining good health. It could be easy to think divisions over COVID-19 vaccine policies may lead to divisions over wellness vaccine policies. But Kansans are clear – they overwhelmingly support wellness vaccines, immunization requirements for children to attend schools and childcare, and leaving the authority of setting wellness vaccine policy to the state’s health department. Check out key findings from this statewide survey, commissioned by Nurture KC, to get a pulse on true public opinion about immunizations:


Don't Hesitate. Vaccinate.

STAND UP for your kids to keep them healthy. If you don’t, who will? Vaccines save lives.

6 Vaccine Facts
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

1. We all need vaccines throughout our lives to help protect against serious diseases.
2. Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases can and do still happen in communities across the U.S.
3. CDC and FDA take many steps to make sure vaccines are very safe.
4. Vaccines give you the power to protect your children from getting sick.
5. You can even make sure your baby is born with protection by getting vaccinated when you are pregnant.
6. Vaccines aren’t just for kids. They can help adults stay healthy too – especially if they have health conditions.

Visit the CDC site to learn more...


Did you know?

All students in Kansas and Missouri must present documentation of up-to-date immunization status based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
2023-2024 Missouri School Immunization Requirements
2023-2024 Kansas School Immunization Requirements
Meeting Presentations 2019

Mid America Immunization Coalition (MAIC)

Mid America Immunization Coalition (MAIC) works to ensure 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. This mission will be achieved through CARE: collaboration, advocacy, research and education.

Learn more:   •   MAIC BROCHURE   •   FOLLETO DE MAIC



Are you interested in promoting vaccination?


MAIC, formed in 1992, is a bi-state coalition with a presence in Jackson, Clay and Platte County in Missouri and Wyandotte and Johnson County in Kansas. MAIC provides education opportunities for health professionals and families, advocacy for immunization, and direct service to families through flu vaccine clinics. MAIC emphasizes the importance of vaccines at every age from infancy through senior adults.

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