Florida SHOTS Blog

Florida SHOTS Blog

  • Apr
    25

    As Florida SHOTS users, we know you understand the importance of giving and tracking infant immunizations so that they stay on schedule and protected. This year, Florida SHOTS is helping to promote the CDC’s National Infant Immunization Week through posts on Florida Department of Health’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. We’re also sharing on our blog how you can provide vaccination information using your organization’s blog and/or social media accounts. 

    Topic suggestions from the CDC include: 

                • Personal experiences with vaccine-preventable diseases

                • Conversations you've had with other parents or your doctor

                • Information in the media that prompted you to learn more, etc.

                • Anything that reflects what motivated you to support childhood immunization

    To learn more about the blogathon, go to https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/activities/blogs.html.

     

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    Tags: shots vaccination schedule
  • Apr
    21

    If you sent your LogTag thermometer for recalibration, VFC will give you temporary access to enter your temperatures manually into Florida SHOTS. When adding temperatures, make sure to click on the “Add Temp Reading” link for the unit instead of “Add Missing Temp Reading.” This will prevent adding a “missing temperature” excursion by mistake.

    Also, feel free to contact the VFC Program to request your manual access to be extended if you haven’t received your Log Tag before the access expires. Check out our LogTag Recalibration FAQs HERE!

    Tags: VFC Log Tag
  • Apr
    12

    If your office participates in data upload with Florida SHOTS and you can’t find an uploaded vaccine record, check your transaction statistics. When logged into the registry, click on “System Transactions” and then “Transaction Statistics” from the menu. You’ll be able to see all shots uploaded as well as any errors, rejections, and warnings. Checking your transaction stats also ensures your office is current in your data uploads. To learn more data upload tips, sign up HERE for the “Data Upload Log Reports” training offered the third Wednesday of every month.

    Tags: vaccination record Shots Retrieval webinar
  • Apr
    06

    For our upcoming live webinar sessions, we will cover one of the most important functions for Vaccine for Children (VFC) providers: vaccine ordering. We will walk you through the process of placing your regularly scheduled orders and flu vaccine pre-booking within Florida SHOTS. We’ll also review helpful tools, including the “Vaccine Utilization Report,” to assist you in your inventory reconciliation. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    The county health department (CHD) sessions will cover how to create and utilize reports that are available on Florida SHOTS, such as the physical inventory, doses administered, and vaccine utilization reports. This is a great way for new users to learn the many ways Florida SHOTS can compile information - as well as a good refresher for current staff members. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    We hope you will join us!

    Tags: webinar (36 VFC training reports
  • Mar
    30

    If you’ve recently recalibrated one or more of your Log Tag thermometers, make sure to also update the new expiration date within Florida SHOTS.  To do this, navigate to your refrigerator/freezer unit’s “Calibration Log,” found on the menu within the “Temperature Logs” page in Florida SHOTS. Once you see the “Calibration Log,” double click on the Log Tag line item to open the “Update Calibration Record” screen.  Enter the new calibration expiration date in the “Expiration Date” field and click on the “Change” button to save. That’s it!
     

    Tags: VFC Log Tag
  • Mar
    23

    Florida SHOTS users and patient records are integral parts of a data universe that thrives on information. Users make a great impact by entering as much verified information as possible in a timely manner.  When each of us does our part in ensuring complete, correct, and current information, time is saved by not having to adjust inaccurate or duplicate records. This means that the correct patients get the vaccinations they need on schedule. Take the time now to save time later.

    COMPLETE. CORRECT. CURRENT.

    Tags: tech tips vaccination record