Vaccinations

Vaccinations

Staying on Schedule Saves Lives

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).

Adding Observations to Patient Records

With the latest registry release, the process of documenting history of varicella disease (chickenpox) has changed. The system now uses “Observations” for documenting contraindications and precautions to receiving certain vaccinations. Our new guide provides step-by-step directions for documenting chickenpox and includes an example scenario for meningococcal b in the patient record. Click HERE to download!

The Facts Are on Your Side!

When it comes to vaccines, fear can be strong, but the facts are more powerful.

The fact is that many childhood diseases that had been virtually eliminated have returned with a vengeance—despite the fact that they are preventable.

Measles is extremely contagious, and cases continue to spread across the country as immunization coverage levels fall due to misinformation and vaccine refusal. The MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine is safe and effective, and you can boost MMR vaccination rates one conversation at a time.

Use Florida SHOTS to help keep your patients up-to-date for all necessary childhood and adolescent vaccinations.

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The Facts Are on Your Side!

When it comes to vaccines, fear can be strong but the facts are more powerful.

The fact is that every year 31,000 women and men are diagnosed with cancer caused by HPV infection, yet most of these cancers could be prevented by HPV vaccination.

The HPV vaccine is a safe and easy way to protect against these cancers and is most effective if given at the recommended age of 11 or 12. Help overcome hesitations about the vaccine by strongly recommending it to parents of preteen and teen patients on the same day and in the same way you recommend Tdap and meningococcal vaccines.

Use Florida SHOTS
Reminder/Recall to help keep your patients on track to complete the HPV series and increase protection.

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Keep Your Patients Up-to-Date with Reminder/Recall

Reminder/recall is one of the many tools in Florida SHOTS that helps you boost immunization levels in your practice. Your office can create lists of patients who are due or overdue for immunizations and even create and print mailing labels. Keep track of your patients’ shots and never miss an opportunity to vaccinate! For step-by-step instructions on how to run a reminder/recall report in your office, check out our updated Reminder/Recall guide. Also available in Spanish.

Live Webinar: Perspectives on Vaccine Hesitancy

The national Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is hosting a webinar for health professionals who provide and/or promote immunizations including physicians, physician assistants and registered nurses. Topics will include the power of real-life narrative, the wealth of (mis)information, celebrity-ism, and confusion, including how to better deal with this threat to public health. The speaker is Gary S. Marshall, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Louisville School of Medicine. 

 Wednesday, January 10, 3:00 pm

Vaccine Types Updated/Added

Florida SHOTS has been updated to include two new vaccine types, and changes have been made to the names of some existing vaccines:

  • New vaccine type "ZOSTER (SHINGRIX)", CPT = 90750, CVX = 187
  • New vaccine type "ZOSTER UNK", CVX = 188
  • New vaccine type "HEP B (HEPLISAV-B)", CPT = 90739, CVX = 189
  • Renamed "BEXSERO" to "MEN B (BEXSERO)"
  • Renamed "TRUMENBA" to "MEN B (TRUMENBA)"
  • Renamed "IMOVAX IM" to "RABIES IM (IMOVAX)"
  • Renamed "RABAVERT IM" to "RABIES IM (RABAVERT)"
  • Renamed "ZOSTER VZV" to "ZOSTER (ZOSTAVAX)"

Vaccine Utilization Guide Now Available!

The new Vaccine Utilization Report Guide is now available, and will show you step-by-step instructions to generate this report in Florida SHOTS. The report will provide your organization’s vaccine usage information that has been entered either manually or uploaded from your EHR in Florida SHOTS for a specified time period. 

This report may assist Vaccines for Children (VFC) providers that are having discrepancies with the “Shots Recorded” and “Doses Administered” totals when placing their VFC vaccine orders.

You can download it in English HERE or Spanish HERE.