Quick Tips Guide

Quick Tips Guide

UPDATED VFC Inventory Maintenance Guide

It’s vital for Vaccines for Children/Adults (VFC/VFA) participating providers to manage VFC inventory within Florida SHOTS. Our updated guide covers the various tasks that you may need to complete to keep a current and accurate inventory. These tasks include accepting and applying your vaccines to your inventory, making vaccine transfers or adjustments due to wasted or expired vaccines. Access these step-by-step instructions HERE. Available in Spanish HERE.

Protect Your Patients from the Flu!

With flu season in full swing, take every opportunity to vaccinate against the flu with Florida SHOTS Reminder/Recall to be proactive and protect your patients. For step-by-step instructions for generating a list of pediatric/adolescent patients who have not received a flu vaccine in your office, check out our guide HERE. Also available in Spanish.

UPDATED Vaccine Information Table

We have updated the Vaccine Information Table. This table displays all vaccine types listed in Florida SHOTS and matches them with the vaccine, brand name, and manufacturer to ensure that the appropriate vaccine is documented.    

Download the updated version! English or Spanish

Florida SHOTS Training Resources

Florida SHOTS users have several training resources available, whether you are new to using the system or just need a refresher. You can join one of our monthly “New User and Refresher Overview” trainings or access any of our online resources. These include recorded webinars, step-by step guides, and a training system which is a functional copy of the system to practice using the different features. Training guides and webinars are also provided in Spanish. Just like Florida SHOTS, these resources are available 24/7!

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!

Creating DH680 Forms in Florida SHOTS

Creating electronically certified DH680 forms can be a big timesaver for you and your patients. By electronically certifying within Florida SHOTS, you not only save a copy that is accessible to schools and daycares, but you can create a Parent PIN that allows a parent/guardian to print it 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.

VFC Inventory: “Shots Recorded FAQs” Now Available

Check out our newest Florida SHOTS FAQ document containing questions and answers about the recent addition of the “Shots Recorded” column on the “VFC Order Request” page. You will see how the shots recorded totals are calculated, what may cause discrepancies between your “Doses Administered” and “Shots Recorded” columns and much more. Click HERE to view!

 

Updated Vaccine Type Table

We’ve recently updated our “Vaccine Type Table” guide in both English or Spanish. This table helps you select the correct vaccine type when entering vaccines into your patient records. You can also link directly to the table from the “Vaccination” menu while you are adding vaccines.

Florida SHOTS Training Resources

Florida SHOTS users have several training resources available, whether you are new to using the registry or just need a refresher. These resources include recorded webinars, step-by step guides, web-based training modules, and a training system which is a functional copy of the registry to practice using the different features. These resources are available 24/7! CLICK HERE TO ACCESS

Valuable Reports at Your Fingertips!

Ever wonder how many VFC-eligible shots your office administered? With Florida SHOTS you can answer that question with a few clicks. The “Vaccine Utilization Report” prints an up-to-date report that you can tailor by date, vaccine type, service location, and VFC program component.

The “Vaccine Utilization Report” captures:

  • Vaccine type
  • Date given
  • Patient demographics
  • Manufacturer and lot number
  • VFC eligibility type
  • Location
  • Service provider
  • CPT code

 

To access the report:

  • Go to the “Reports” menu.
  • Click on “Vaccine Utilization.”
  • Enter the date range.
  • Select vaccine type(s) desired to appear.
  • Select “Client Detail” as the “Report Format” to view and print the report.
  • Select “Excel File – downloaded” as the “Report Format” to download the report as an Excel file.
  • Click “Generate Vaccine Usage Report” to run the report.

For step-by-step instructions with screenshots on this report and other tips for entering VFC shot records into Florida SHOTS, download the “VFC Dose Accountability Quick Tips.”