Florida SHOTS Blog

Florida SHOTS Blog

  • Feb
    13

    Seasonal flu activity is on the rise, both in Florida and across the U.S. The best way to prevent flu is to get vaccinated. The VFC Program has plenty of flu vaccine available to ship immediately, and VFC staff are prioritizing the approval of these orders.  Providers will not be held responsible for flu vaccine that expires in their storage units. Login to Florida SHOTS to place your order today!

    Tags: VFC flu
  • Feb
    06

    Join us for our live webinar sessions throughout February as we demonstrate how to create and interpret AFIX and custom assessment reports in Florida SHOTS to check your immunization coverage levels. These assessments are available for both pediatric and adolescent patients and include flu, HPV, and much more!
     

    Click HERE to view the schedule and register!

    Tags: training webinar AFIX VFC
  • Jan
    25

    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.

    Tags: VFC vaccination record updates tech tips
  • Jan
    16

    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.

    Tags: VFC tech tips
  • Jan
    09

    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

    Tags: webinar (36 Vaccinations training
  • Jan
    02

    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!

    Tags: webinar (36 training VFC data upload updates