Florida SHOTS Blog

Florida SHOTS Blog

  • Feb

    A recent determination by the Florida Department of Health regarding patient non-participation (“opt-out”) in Florida SHOTS indicates that it may be necessary to delete the patients records of those opted-out from the immunization registry. Be aware that immunization records for some of your patients who opted-out may no longer be available to you through Florida SHOTS. However, immunization information in your electronic medical record will not be affected.

    We are attempting to contact adult patients and parents of children and adolescent patients who may have elected to opt-out of Florida SHOTS, to give them the opportunity to rescind that election and participate fully in Florida SHOTS. Please encourage any patients or parents of your patients who may be affected by this recent development to respond to our mailing as quickly as possible, and to elect to keep their immunizations on file with the Department of Health and in Florida SHOTS.

    After 3/1/19, a search for a patient with an opt-out status will result in the following message:

    This patient has requested non-participation in Florida SHOTS; no immunization information is available on this individual.

    For those opted-out:

    • After 3/1/19, no provider - including the patient’s Current Immunization Provider - will have access to any pre-existing vaccination information in the Florida SHOTS registry. All immunizations, exemptions, contraindications, etc., will be removed and entering a new record for that patient will not be possible.

    For patients choosing to opt back into Florida SHOTS:

    • If opting-in is done before the date of record removal, there is a Department of Health form they may complete and provide to the Florida SHOTS help desk. Any prior record of vaccines, previously allowed entry into the registry, will be accessible.
    • If they choose to opt-in after the date of record removal, they may do so; however, a new record must then be created, requiring the provider to have physical proof of all immunizations before they are added.

    Should the patient choose to remain opted-out, it is recommended they maintain physical documented proof of immunizations. After 3/1/2019, opted-out patients may be asked to show proof of immunizations by physicians, schools, daycare centers, etc., and Florida SHOTS will no longer provide this information.


    We ask that, should you become aware of any patients currently “opted-out” from Florida SHOTS, you please ensure they are aware of this policy and exactly what it entails.

    Tags: vaccination record updates
  • Feb

    For providers who use MicroDAQ LogTag data loggers, please note that the LogTag Analyzer software versions 2.5 and 2.6 are no longer compatible with the LogTags. If you are still using one of these versions, please update your software by following the directions on their website here: https://www.microdaq.com/florida and download the 2.8.9 version.

    Tags: VFC Log Tag
  • Feb

    During this webinar, we will review and demonstrate how to generate several useful reports within Florida SHOTS. These include Reminder/Recall for increasing vaccine coverage among your patients, the Patient Status Report that lists all patients who have your organization as their Current Immunization Provider (CIP), and the Vaccine Utilization Report, which shows vaccines administered within a specified date range.

    Click below to register!

    Wednesday, February 6, 12:30pm

    Wednesday, February 13, 12:30pm* SPANISH

    Thursday, February 21, 12:00pm

    Tags: training webinar reports reminder recall
  • Ene

    Give your patients the best protection by following the ACIP schedule. The ACIP immunization schedule protects patients from birth through adulthood. Sticking to the schedule ensures patients receive the vaccines they need when they are most vulnerable and their immune systems respond best.

    Refer to flshotsusers.com and use the Registry for the latest guidance on vaccines and tools to help your patients stay on schedule. For more information, call 877-888-7468 (SHOT).

    Tags: vaccination schedule Vaccinations
  • Ene

    The 2019 Vaccines for Children program required training for the Enrollee, Primary and Back-up Coordinators is now available! Don’t forget to take the survey to receive credit and print your certificate at the end of the presentation!

    Click HERE to complete it.

    Tags: VFC training
  • Ene

    Florida SHOTS offers “New User and Refresher Overview” and “Data Quality Reports” live webinars each month.  Whether you need a basic overview to start using the registry or need to ensure your data is successfully uploading to Florida SHOTS, these webinars will provide step-by-step instructions on how to successfully complete the functions. Click below to register!

    New User and Refresher Overview:

    Tuesday, January 22, 12:00pm


    Data Quality Reports:

    Wednesday, January 16, 2:00pm

    Thursday January 31, 2019, 12:30pm

    Tags: training webinar new users data quality