Florida SHOTS Blog

Florida SHOTS Blog

  • Jun

    When it comes to vaccines, fear can be strong, but the facts are more powerful.

    The fact is that many childhood diseases that had been virtually eliminated have returned with a vengeance—despite the fact that they are preventable.

    Measles is extremely contagious, and cases continue to spread across the country as immunization coverage levels fall due to misinformation and vaccine refusal. The MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine is safe and effective, and you can boost MMR vaccination rates one conversation at a time.

    Use Florida SHOTS to help keep your patients up-to-date for all necessary childhood and adolescent vaccinations.

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    Tags: Vaccinations adolescent vaccines resources
  • Jun

    School may be out, but we’re continuing to offer live training webinars throughout the summer months to help you stay on top of your VFC inventory and beat the “back-to-school rush.” In June, we will focus on “Returning Expired/Wasted VFC Vaccines” to review the process for reporting wasted and returned VFC vaccines (including expired flu) within Florida SHOTS.

    And, as always, we will host our monthly “New User and Refresher Overview” webinar for new users or those who need a refresher and “Data Quality Reports” for data upload participants to ensure that your vaccine records are uploading successfully.

    Click HERE to view the schedule and register!

    Tags: training webinar VFC data quality
  • May


    The usefulness of Florida SHOTS depends on the quality of its data. A simple data entry mistake can initiate a cascade of negative consequences for your practice and even your patients. Accurate data is critical to nearly every aspect of the registry — from 680 forms to VFC inventory accountability to immunization coverage assessments. Avoid confusion by double checking that your records are correct. This simple step can help prevent unnecessary delays and ensure patients get the vaccinations they need.

    Tags: data quality
  • May

    This monthly live webinar series helps data upload participants monitor and track uploads to prevent errors and rejections. We will also cover the new “Upload Data Quality Report,” which is an easy-to-use option to review data quality and helps practices quickly identify any problems and make the necessary corrections. You can also download our new step-by-step guide HERE.

    The next webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16 at 2:00 pm. Click HERE to register!

    Tags: data quality training webinar data upload
  • May

    Creating electronically certified DH680 forms can be a big timesaver for you and your patients. By electronically certifying within Florida SHOTS, you not only save a copy that is accessible to schools and daycares, but you can create a Parent PIN that allows a parent/guardian to print it from home. Click HERE to access our step-by-step guide to make sure your office is ready for the school rush!  Access the Spanish guide HERE.

    Tags: 680s Quick Tips Guide training
  • May

    We understand VFC providers may have questions about inventory reconciliation and how Florida SHOTS calculates the projected number of doses to order. During our live training sessions in May, we will review the VFC ordering process and provide tips for maintaining accurate inventory and ensuring your office receives enough vaccines. Sign up today!

    Click HERE to view the schedule and register!

    Tags: training webinar VFC