The Hawaii Immunization Coalition (HIC) is a state-wide, community-based non-profit 501(c)3 coalition of public and private organizations and concerned individuals whose mission is to promote effective strategies to ensure that all of Hawaii’s families are appropriately vaccinated against vaccine-preventable diseases. Focus: Immunizations across the lifespan.
Partnerships: Encourage partnerships among the community health systems, volunteer groups, professional groups, business and other entities to improve immunization rates.
National Recommendations: Endorse national childhood and adult immunization recommendations.
On Time: Advocate for on-time, age-appropriate immunizations of at least 90% of children before age two, focusing on those children most at-risk for disease.
Increasing Rates: Improve youth and adult immunization rates in Hawaii.
Strategies: Promote identified immunization provider strategies for raising immunization rates.
Education: Provide immunization education opportunities for providers and the community, including safety & efficacy, recommendations and importance.
Registry: Promote use of Hawai`i’s Immunization Registry.
Fundraising: Develop and implement fundraising strategies to ensure continued financial support for coalition activities and initiatives.