Florida SHOTS Blog

Florida SHOTS Blog

  • Oct

    Whether you recently had your temperature monitoring device recalibrated or you purchased a new device, our updated “VFC Temperature Logs Quick Tips” provides step-by-step instructions for updating calibration certificates. 

    You can access it here in HERE.


    Tags: training Guide VFC
  • Oct

    The usefulness of Florida SHOTS depends on the quality of its data. If your office participates in data upload from your EHR, it’s important to frequently monitor your data to ensure that the vaccine records are uploading properly into Florida SHOTS. Don’t know where to begin to check for errors and warnings? We’re here to help!

    Register to attend one of our monthly “Data Quality Reports” live webinars covering “Upload Log Reports” and learn to review your transaction history and identify any errors. Click on a link below to register:

    Or if you would like a thorough data quality analysis, contact our data quality specialist, Gretchen, at (786) 271-6453, or [email protected].

    Tags: data quality data upload training
  • Oct

    There are several ways that Florida SHOTS users can prevent duplicate patient records from happening. Always use patients’ full, legal names instead of nicknames, and be sure to enter the most recent addresses and phone numbers into Florida SHOTS (or your EHR) so that patient records are up-to-date.

    If you come across duplicate records, please call our help desk at 877- 888-SHOT (7468), and our staff will be happy to help you merge them.

    Tags: duplicate records tech tips help desk
  • Sep

    To support providers in protecting patients from measles, we have scheduled live trainings to demonstrate reminder/recall for MMR. Our upcoming “Florida SHOTS Reminder/Recall” sessions will cover:

    • Running reports that show a list of your patients who are due or overdue for MMR
    • Refining and sorting patient lists in a variety of ways (e.g., by dose due)
    • Downloading or printing the report as well as creating mailing labels to send vaccine reminder notices to parents

     CLICK HERE to register today!

    Tags: training reminder recall
  • Sep

    Check out the current issue of our online newsletter, “SHOTS Tracker.” In this issue, we highlight the recent vaccine forecasting enhancements to the registry. This issue also features tips on minimizing duplicate records, tech tips, and much more! You can access it here in English or Spanish.

    Tags: newsletter tech tips
  • Sep

    According to the CDC, there have been 124 cases of measles across 22 states—with a growing number of confirmed cases in Florida. Florida SHOTS can help you protect your patients and prevent a major outbreak in our state by running a reminder recall assessment for MMR.

    Check out our Reminder/Recall guide and recorded webinar for step-by-step instructions for running this report and bringing in patients who are not fully vaccinated.

    Tags: reminder recall vaccination schedule immunization status training