The Missouri Immunization Coalition exists to reduce the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases through immunization education, advocacy, promotion, and statewide collaborative partnerships.

Organizational Purpose

The organizational purpose of the Missouri Immunization Coalition, Inc. is to improve the health of Missourians by reducing the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases across the lifespan through immunization education, advocacy, promotion, and statewide collaborative partnerships.  

Why We Exist

The Missouri Immunization Coalition, Inc. is a new statewide nonprofit organization that was incorporated in January 2020. The Missouri Immunization Coalition (MIC) is an advocate for Missouri families, healthcare providers, and local and state health departments striving to increase vaccination rates in Missouri.

It is Missouri’s only statewide, independent organization committed to keeping Missourians healthy through immunizations by elevating the essential role vaccinations play in reducing the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases and promoting health for all Missourians. The MIC is dedicated to keeping Missouri healthy by building awareness for vaccines, educating healthcare providers, and advocating for policies that protect all Missourians with the goal of increasing vaccination rates throughout the state.

MIC Executive Director

Nicole Cope

Nicole joined the Missouri Immunization Coalition as the Interim Executive Director in September 2020 and became the Executive Director in December 2020.  Nicole has more than 20 years of experience as a healthcare provider and senior leader/manager in the United States Army Medical Corps.  She is the recipient of numerous achievement and exemplary service awards from the Army.  Nicole is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with minors in Nutrition Science and Psychology and a Master of Public Health Degree.  In March 2020, she was inducted into the Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health.