According to the CDC, there have been 124 cases of measles across 22 states—with a growing number of confirmed cases in Florida. Florida SHOTS can help you protect your patients and prevent a major outbreak in our state by running a reminder recall assessment for MMR.
The Immunization Status page within the Florida SHOTS patient record is a great tool to verify that your patient is up-to-date with their immunizations. The status is patient-specific and based on the ACIP recommendations and vaccines that have been entered into the patient record. This page also helps you determine which vaccine series are incomplete and the possible vaccines that can be administered.
For the immunization schedule click HERE. #NIAM
As Florida SHOTS users, we know you understand the importance of giving and tracking infant immunizations so that they stay on schedule and protected. This year, Florida SHOTS is helping to promote the CDC’s National Infant Immunization Week through posts on Florida Department of Health’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. We’re also sharing on our blog how you can provide vaccination information using your organization’s blog and/or social media accounts.
Topic suggestions from the CDC include:
• Personal experiences with vaccine-preventable diseases
• Conversations you've had with other parents or your doctor
• Information in the media that prompted you to learn more, etc.
• Anything that reflects what motivated you to support childhood immunization
To learn more about the blogathon, go to https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/activities/blogs.html.
Did you know that the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recently released the 2017 immunization schedules for children, adolescents, and adults? Click HERE to access the schedules and HERE to download a poster with the updated childhood and adolescent immunization schedule for your practice.