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.
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
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.
Effective January 1, 2021, health care providers will be required to enroll in Florida SHOTS and report all vaccines for patients through 17 years of age.
Enroll in Florida SHOTS today! Go to flshotsusers.com to get started.
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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) 2019 Immunization Schedules are now available. Schedules are available for health care professionals and the general public in parent-friendly formats. Download the new schedules today!
For health care professionals:
- Recommended Immunization Schedule for Child and Adolescents, ages 18 years or younger, 2019
- Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults, ages 19 years or older, 2019
- Additional immunization-related resources for Health Care Providers
For the general public in parent-friendly formats:
If your office participates in data upload from your EHR, it’s important to frequently monitor your data to ensure that the vaccine records are uploading properly into Florida SHOTS. Don’t know where to begin to check for errors and warnings? We’re here to help!
A personalized analysis can be completed and includes:
- Full review of your data in the registry using the Data Quality Tool
- Review of immunization codes within your software
- Review of all rejections, warnings, and accepted data
- Patient chart audit to look for discrepancies in documentation between the patient’s chart, EHR, and data reported to Florida SHOTS
If you would like a thorough data quality analysis, contact our data quality specialist, Gretchen, at (786) 271-6453, or [email protected]
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.
- Download certification of immunization (DH Form 680)
- Learn about required shots for school/child care
- Find the nearest county health clinic location
- Get answers to FAQs, and more!
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
We’ve developed a variety of resources that will help your practice understand, explain, and advocate for the Florida SHOTS registry. On www.flshotsusers.com you can print and post this flyer to let your patients and families know that their records are protected in Florida SHOTS. We also have an entire section of our site for sharing with parents — http://flshotsusers.com/parents-guardians — where they can find FAQs, learn about required vaccines, and even print their child’s 680 form!