January 2018

January 2018

  • Florida SHOTS Live Webinar: Shots Recorded Totals Overview

    Have you noticed discrepancies between your "Doses Administered" and "Shots Recorded" columns on your VFC Order Request? Don't worry! Join us for an upcoming live webinar to understand how these totals are calculated and how to research, correct, and prevent any inventory problems!

    Also, for offices who participate in data upload, we will also have a member of our Data Upload Team to provide steps you can take to ensure your data successfully transfers from your EHR to the registry.

    Click HERE to view the schedule and register!

  • Live Webinar: Perspectives on Vaccine Hesitancy

    The national Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is hosting a webinar for health professionals who provide and/or promote immunizations including physicians, physician assistants and registered nurses. Topics will include the power of real-life narrative, the wealth of (mis)information, celebrity-ism, and confusion, including how to better deal with this threat to public health. The speaker is Gary S. Marshall, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Louisville School of Medicine. 

     Wednesday, January 10, 3:00 pm

  • Florida SHOTS Compatible Data Loggers

    Have you heard about the new requirement for Vaccines for Children (VFC) providers to have at least one calibrated data logger as a backup thermometer? You can find a current list of data loggers that are compatible to use with Florida SHOTS HERE.

    If you have questions about whether your data logger is compatible with Florida SHOTS, please contact the Florida SHOTS Help Desk.

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  • Importance of Correct Lot Numbers

    Florida SHOTS provides the “Shots Recorded” totals to VFC providers when placing VFC vaccine orders on the inventory confirmation page. This total may not always match the totals entered in the “Doses Administered” column, and in many cases this is due to the lot number not being entered correctly in the patient record. The most common errors are entering extra characters and entering the letter “O” instead zeros. 

    For users who are responsible for receiving new shipments in Florida SHOTS, it’s important to compare and confirm the lot numbers in the registry and on the actual vaccines before applying that receipt to your VFC inventory. If there are any differences, you can edit the information in Florida SHOTS before applying the receipt to your VFC inventory. And, remember: For Pentacel, MMR, VZV and Proquad, the lot number on the box should be used.

    Click HERE to see steps on how to complete the edit or HERE for Spanish.