Florida SHOTS Blog

Florida SHOTS Blog

  • Feb
    20

    You may be familiar with our Help Desk, but did you know Florida SHOTS has a Field Team? We’re here to help your office with everything from troubleshooting your data uploads to one-on-one trainings. Depending on your needs, the county where you are located, or the EHR software, you can find the best point of contact HERE.

    We look forward to helping you get the most out of Florida SHOTS!

    Tags: help desk training data upload
  • Feb
    12

    Are you switching or have you purchased a new continuous temperature monitoring device for your VFC vaccine storage unit? Access this step-by-step guide on how to add calibration certificates for both your primary and backup devices HERE.  Also available in SPANISH. 

    Tags: VFC Guide
  • Feb
    04

    During this webinar we will demonstrate how to generate several useful reports within Florida SHOTS. We'll review Reminder/Recall for increasing vaccine coverage among your patients, the Patient Status Report, which lists all patients who have your organization as the Current Immunization Provider (CIP), and the UPDATED Vaccine Utilization Report which provides your organization’s vaccine usage information that has been entered either manually or uploaded from your EHR during a specified time period.

    Click below to register!

    Thursday, February 6, 12:30pm

    Wednesday, February 12, 12:30pm *Spanish

    Wednesday, February 19, 12:00pm

    Tags: webinar training reports
  • Jan
    29
    • 24/7 Access: As patients move from city to city within Florida, their immunization records are easily accessible from Florida SHOTS. Additionally, Reminder/Recall, coverage reports, and inventory tools help healthcare providers manage vaccination efforts.
    • Easy to Use: It’s easier than ever to keep track of vaccination records with the Florida SHOTS online immunization information system. Free training and support are available to all users.
    • Safe and Secure: Florida SHOTS is located on a secure server protected by the latest encryption and firewall safeguards. Only authorized professionals can access patient data as needed.

    Effective January 1, 2021, healthcare providers will be required to enroll in Florida SHOTS and report all vaccines for patients through 17 years of age. Visit our website and enroll in Florida SHOTS today!

    Tags: vaccination record shots
  • Jan
    22

    Seasonal flu activity is on the rise and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has resources available for healthcare providers and patients from prevention to treatment.  Access them HERE.

    Tags: flu resources Vaccinations
  • Jan
    14

    Beginning January 2020, the Immunization Section's VFC Annual Provider Staff Training will consist of CDC's "You Call the Shots” interactive, web-based training courses. The completion of two courses is required. Titles of the required courses are: Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Vaccine Storage and Handling.

    Remember, the VFC enrollee, primary VFC coordinator and the back-up coordinator must complete the VFC annual provider training prior to annual reenrollment or before your next scheduled VFC compliance site visit, whichever comes first.

    Beginning January 2020, the enrollee and coordinators must access the two training courses, noted above, at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/youcalltheshots.html. After completing each course, you will need to login or create a new account on Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEO) at www.cdc.gov/GetCE.

    To receive a certificate of completion for each course and receive continuing education, as applicable, you will need to complete the following steps. After you login or create a new account on TCEO:

    • Visit "Search Courses” to find the courses you completed.
    • Scroll down and click on the title of the course.
    • Review the information on the "Course Summary” page and click "Continue.”
    • Choose the type of continuing education you'd like to earn. Select CEU to receive a certificate when you do not need continuing education.
    • On the "My Activities” page under "Pending CE”, click on the course "Evaluation” and complete it. The posttest is not available to complete until you complete the evaluation
    • On the "My Activities” page under "Pending CE”, click on the "Posttest” and complete it. If you don't pass the posttest, you will have one opportunity to retake it.
    • On the "My Activities” page, visit the "Completed CE” section to download your certificate. You can also visit the "Transcripts & Certificates” page to download your certificate or transcripts.

    Email your certificates to [email protected] with the VFC PIN in the subject line. Certificates can be sent any time prior to annual reenrollment. Your Immunization Section Field Staff will request to see your certificates during your VFC compliance site visit.

    If you have specific questions related to the VFC Annual Provider Staff Training requirement, please contact Tracey Wyche at 850-901-6776 or via email at [email protected].

    Tags: VFC training