Join us for our live webinar sessions this month. The private provider sessions will review how to return VFC expired flu vaccines, and County Health Department sessions will cover the “Assessing Immunization Coverage Levels” reports. Click HERE to view dates and register!
Florida SHOTS Blog
Florida SHOTS Blog
During your back-to-school appointments, make sure your preteen and teen patients are getting these four vaccines to protect against serious diseases:
- Meningococcal conjugate vaccine to protect against meningitis and blood infections (septicemia).
- HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine to protect against cancers caused by HPV.
- Tdap vaccine to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis).
- A yearly flu vaccine to protect against seasonal flu.
Teens and young adults may also be vaccinated with a serogroup B meningococcal vaccine. Check the childhood immunization schedule for all recommended vaccines for preteens and teens HERE. #NIAM
The Immunization Status page within the Florida SHOTS patient record is a great tool to verify that your patient is up-to-date with their immunizations. The status is patient-specific and based on the ACIP recommendations and vaccines that have been entered into the patient record. This page also helps you determine which vaccine series are incomplete and the possible vaccines that can be administered.
For the immunization schedule click HERE. #NIAM
Did you know you can increase or decrease the number of vaccine doses on your regularly scheduled VFC vaccine order request? Make sure to review your “Projected Doses” on your “Doses Requested and Approved” page. This number is automatically calculated based on the number of doses you have administered and how many you have on hand, but there may be times when you need more than is projected—like back-to-school rush or other events. You can change the quantity in the “Doses Requested” field and the VFC office will review and determine if it’s approved. Check out our recorded webinar HERE for more details!
Please remember that all your VFC seasonal flu vaccines expired on June 30, 2017. You can access the step-by-step guide on how to properly return them HERE. This will walk you through everything from completing the inventory adjustment, reporting the return to the VFC office, to requesting shipping label in Florida SHOTS.
We’ve got answers! We have heard from Florida SHOTS users across the state with questions about the recent changes to the DH680 process. We have compiled a list of the frequently asked questions, and you can review these FAQs HERE.