Nurture KC and the Mid America Immunization Coalition (MAIC) are launching a new Parent Action Network (PAN) to help keep our Kansas City community healthy. How? PAN educates and advocates for vaccine safety and effectiveness. If you are a parent who believes in routine childhood vaccines for such diseases as polio, measles and mumps; and understands immunizations are safe, preventative tools that save lives, we want to hear from you! PAN is an easy way to become involved in vaccine advocacy at a local level and make a difference in your own community. Your time commitment is minimal, but your impact is far-reaching in protecting local health.
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:
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...
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).
• 2021-2022 Missouri School Immunization Requirements
• 2021-2022 Kansas School Immunization Requirements
• Meeting Presentations 2019
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
MAIC’s Quarterly Newsletter:
• Spring 2022 • Winter 2022 • Summer/Fall 2021 • Spring 2021 • Winter 2020
• Fall 2020 • Summer 2020 • Spring 2020 • Winter 2019 • Fall 2019
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.