vaccination schedule

vaccination schedule

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.

 

 

Florida SHOTS Helps Boost Immunization Coverage!

Florida SHOTS has several resources available and one of them is the Reminder/Recall that can help you boost immunization levels in your practice.  This report shows a list of your pediatric and adolescent patients who are due or overdue for required and recommended immunizations.  Access our step-by-step guide in English or Spanish.

Make Effective Vaccine Recommendations 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.

Access CDC educational resources for patients and parents about the benefits of vaccinations, for healthcare professionals to have successful vaccine conversations with parents and patients. CDC also has vaccination guidance during COVID-19 pandemic available.

Updated CDC Immunization Schedules Now Available!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) 2020 Immunization Schedules are now available. You can review the schedule changes HERE.

Schedules are available for health care professionals and the general public in patient-/parent-friendly formats. Download the new schedules today!

For health care professionals:

For patient-/parent-friendly formats:

Resources for Parents

Did you know that Florida SHOTS has information and tools specifically for parents and guardians? You can refer parents and guardians to our Parents & Guardians page where they can:

  • Download certification of immunization (DH Form 680)
  • Learn about required shots for school/childcare 
  • Find the nearest participating healthcare provider location
  • Get answers to FAQs, and more!

Don’t Miss an Opportunity to Vaccinate!

With flu vaccination season upon us, take every patient encounter as an opportunity to check the Florida SHOTS Immunization Status page for any due or overdue vaccines. This immunization status is patient-specific and based on the ACIP recommendations and vaccines that have been entered into the patient record. Use Florida SHOTS to help keep your patients up-to-date with all 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.

The ACIP schedule saves lives.

Alternative immunization schedules put patients at risk.

Studies show there is no benefit to alternative immunization schedules. Delaying vaccines only increases the risk of patients contracting a vaccine-preventable disease. So stick to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) schedule for the best possible protection.

Visit flshots.com or thepowertoprotect.org for the most current vaccine guidance and recommended schedules. For more information, call 877-888-7468 (SHOT).