Covid-19

Covid-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-book is Now Available!

The COVID-19 vaccine pre-book system opened in Florida SHOTS on 3/30/2021. Only the Enrollee, Primary VFC/VFA Coordinator or Back-up Coordinator can enter the pre-book information into Florida SHOTS. 

We recommend you determine the number of doses based on the number of patients served by your provider site. COVID-19 vaccine is shipped in multi-dose vials containing 5 doses (Pfizer, Janssen) or 10 doses (Moderna). For example, if your office does not have the ability to vaccinate 10 patients daily, do NOT request the Moderna vaccine.

You should also ensure that your office has sufficient storage space to store the vaccine and that the proper type of storage unit is available for ultra-cold (Pfizer), conventional frozen (Moderna) or refrigerated (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines.

Access instructions on how to complete the pre-booking process HERE.

NEW COVID-19 Upload Spreadsheet

For providers using the spreadsheet functionality to upload COVID-19 vaccine data, make sure to download a new COVID-19 spreadsheet template from Florida SHOTS every day, as changes may occur routinely. Only the last update of the spreadsheet will upload successfully and older versions will no longer be accepted. Additionally, as noted in early February, make sure to see Instructions and updated Ethnicity tab.

Importance of Ethnicity in Patient Records

Florida SHOTS is working to determine and identify underserved areas for COVID-19 vaccination across the state. One of the ways we can do this is by healthcare providers recording patient demographics and including ethnicity. To assist in this important effort, it is now required to record ethnicity by indicating "HISPANIC OR HAITIAN ORIGIN" as Yes; Enter "NOT HISPANIC OR HAITIAN ORIGIN" as No; Enter "UNKNOWN" as U.

Since many patients are returning for their 2nd COVID-19 vaccine dose, this is an opportunity to record that data and upload it into Florida SHOTS and we will update the demographics for patients who were missing it previously.  

NEW Covid-19 Vaccine Report

Healthcare providers can now access a COVID-19 Vaccine Report in Florida SHOTS. The report will provide a list of all your patients who have received the COVID -19 vaccines within the specified time frame and includes series status and next due date (if applicable). Access our step-by-step instructions on how to generate the report HERE.