Vaccinations

Vaccinations

KEEPING YOUR PATIENTS ON TRACK HAS NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT.

As your patients return for wellness visits and check-ups, make it a priority to get them back on track with any vaccinations they may have missed. Florida SHOTS makes it easy to keep track of your patients’ vaccine records.

CHECK SHOTS AT EVERY VISIT

Every visit is an opportunity to protect your patients from preventable diseases. Check the Florida SHOTS system during every visit to make sure your patients are up-to-date on the vaccines they need to stay healthy.

REMINDER/RECALL

Boost immunization levels at your practice with Reminder/Recall. These easy-to-run reports identify patients who are due or overdue for immunizations.

 

Keep your patients up-to-date with their immunizations.

Check-ups and wellness visits are down this year, making it more important than ever to take advantage of every encounter as an opportunity to get your patients back on track with the recommended vaccine schedule.

VERIFY IMMUNIZATION STATUS

Your patients may have already received vaccines. Consult the Immunization Status page on Florida SHOTS to verify your patients’ current status and ensure they’re up-to-date.

USE REMINDER/RECALL

Boost immunization levels at your practice with Reminder/Recall.  These easy-to-run reports identify patients who are due or overdue for immunizations.

 NEED HELP?

Training guides, webinars, and technical support are available for free to Florida SHOTS users. Visit HERE or call 877-888-7468 (SHOT) for assistance.

 

 

2020 – 2021 Flu Season Resources

Access CDC resources on the seasonal flu HERE.  This includes a summary of the latest recommendations by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and communication materials for patients.

CDC Vaccination Guidance During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused healthcare providers to change how they operate to continue to provide essential services to patients. Ensuring immunization services are maintained or reinitiated is essential for protecting individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks and reducing the burden of respiratory illness during the upcoming influenza season.

Find a collection of resources designed to guide vaccine planning during the COVID-19 pandemic: HERE

Transforming How You Manage Immunizations

Florida SHOTS offers free training and resources that make it easier than ever to manage patient shot records. Whether you are a new user or just need refresher training to stay up-to-date on the latest tools, Florida SHOTS offers a variety of resources to help you better manage immunizations.

  • Live training
  • Recorded webinars
  • Training support guides
  • Data exchange support

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.
 

Flu Resources

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.

Protect Patients Against Hepatitis A

Since 2018, there have been more than 22,000 cases of hepatitis A in the U.S. and more than 2,500 cases in Florida. On November 28, 2018, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) issued a hepatitis A health advisory emphasizing awareness and prevention through vaccination. Make sure to check the Florida SHOTS Immunization Status page to ensure your patients are up-to-date with all ACIP required and recommended vaccines!

Make an Effective Vaccine Recommendation During National Immunization Awareness Month

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.