Florida SHOTS Blog

Florida SHOTS Blog

  • Aug
    13

    Local Organization Administrators can unlock patient records that have been locked by a user within their organization. To do so, click on “Clear Patient Token” under “Patients” in the sidebar menu. Enter the patient’s Florida SHOTS record ID and click on “Retrieve Patient Info” and click on “Force Token Release” to complete and clear the lock. For more information, check out our updated “Quick Tips for Full Access Accounts” guide HERE.

    Tags: tech tips unlock patient record LOA
  • Aug
    13

    This month we will focus on using Florida SHOTS to assess immunization coverage levels for your patients. Whether you want to review how well you did during the recent "back-to-school rush" or are a Vaccine for Children (VFC) participant and want to track the up-to-date percentages for all the necessary childhood and adolescent vaccinations. Topics include creating an Assessment File, personalized assessments, Survey Report, Summary Report, and AFIX Report.

    Click below to register!

    Tags: training webinar AFIX VFC
  • Aug
    13

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the efforts of healthcare professionals to protect patients of all ages against vaccine-preventable diseases through on-time vaccination.

    During NIAM, we encourage you to ensure your patients are up-to-date on recommended vaccines. Research has consistently shown that healthcare professionals are the most trusted source of vaccine information for parents and patients.

    Use NIAM as an opportunity to access CDC educational resources like the #HowIRecommend Video Series, which offers simple and practical guidance for having successful vaccine conversations with parents and patients. These short videos demonstrate how to make effective vaccine recommendations, address common immunization questions, and take a team-based approach to vaccination.

    Tags: Vaccinations vaccination schedule
  • Aug
    07

    Authorized providers can save time for their office and patients by creating electronically certified DH680 forms. By electronically certifying within Florida SHOTS, you not only save a copy that is accessible to enrolled schools and daycares, but you can create a Parent PIN that allows a parent/guardian to print the form 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.

  • Jul
    01

    Florida SHOTS uses “Observations” for documenting contraindications and precautions to receiving certain vaccinations.  To access step-by-step directions for documenting history of varicella disease (chickenpox) in the patient record click HERE to download! Also available in Spanish HERE.

    Tags: Vaccinations tech tips
  • Jul
    01

    We understand duplicate records can take time, effort, and resources to correct. When entering data into the registry or your EHR, more detail is always better—including a patient’s possible twin status, the names and birthdates of the mother/father/guardian(s), as well as any available social security numbers. 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