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Florida SHOTS LIVE Webinar: VFC Review

We understand that users may have questions about specific Vaccines for Children (VFC) functions within the Florida SHOTS. During this webinar, we will review how to add/edit calibration certificates to your vaccine storage units, provide tips for VFC vaccine ordering and generate the “Aging Vaccine Report” to identify vaccines that have expired or about to expire.

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Thursday, November 5, 12:30pm

Wednesday, November 11, 12:30pm *Spanish

Wednesday, November 18, 12:00pm

Ordering VFC Flu Vaccines

Vaccines for Children (VFC) participants can now order flu vaccines in Florida SHOTS. Please keep in mind that you will need to contact the VFC Program if you did not pre-book or would like to order more doses than the quantity listed on the ‘Doses Available’ column. Our guide will take you step by step on how to submit order and is also available in Spanish.

Shots Recorded Report Guide

Vaccines for Children (VFC) participants can access the Shots Recorded Report that provides a list of vaccinations recorded corresponding to the VFC PIN for specified date range.  This report used on an ongoing basis can assist in ensuring that VFC vaccines are accounted for in Florida SHOTS and avoid inventory discrepancies.  Our guide will take you step by step on how to generate and can access HERE.

VFC/VFA Flu Pre-book 2020-2021 is Open

Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Vaccines for Adult (VFA) Program participants are now able to pre-book their flu vaccines in Florida SHOTS for the 2020-2021 season. Only the Enrollee, Primary Coordinator, or Back-up Coordinator are able to enter the pre-book information into Florida SHOTS. 

Download the step-by-step guide for completing your 2020-2021 flu pre-book HERE.  Also available in Spanish HERE.

NEW Guides Available for Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program Providers

Check out our new 2020 VFC Annual Provider Staff Training Instructions guide that includes detailed steps for completing the required Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “You Call the Shots” interactive training courses. There’s also the Order Inventory Worksheet to learn how to create a worksheet within Florida SHOTS to assist with counting your vaccines and recording “Doses administered” on your VFC order request.

Live Webinar for Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program Providers

Accurately maintaining your VFC inventory is vital to your participation in the program. During this live Managing Your VFC Inventory webinar, we will demonstrate how to generate the "Aging Vaccine Report" to identify vaccines that have expired or will be expiring, and reporting wasted and returned vaccines (including expired flu doses).

 

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Thursday, June 4, 12:30pm

Thursday, June 11, 12:30pm* Spanish

Wednesday, June 17, 12:00pm

 

Florida SHOTS LIVE Webinar: VFC Vaccine Inventory

During this webinar we will review a few tools that Florida SHOTS has available for users with Vaccines for Children (VFC) responsibilities. These include the updated Order Inventory Worksheet, Aging Vaccine Report and the NEW Shots Recorded Report that provides vaccinations recorded for specified VFC PIN, effort, date range and vaccines.

 

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Thursday, March 5, 12:30pm

Tuesday, March 10, 12:30pm *Spanish

Wednesday, March 18, 12:00pm

2020 VFC/VFA Provider Training Now Posted!

Beginning January 2020, the Immunization Section's VFC Annual Provider Staff Training will consist of CDC's "You Call the Shots” interactive, web-based training courses. The completion of two courses is required. Titles of the required courses are: Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Vaccine Storage and Handling.

Remember, the VFC enrollee, primary VFC coordinator and the back-up coordinator must complete the VFC annual provider training prior to annual reenrollment or before your next scheduled VFC compliance site visit, whichever comes first.

Beginning January 2020, the enrollee and coordinators must access the two training courses, noted above, at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/youcalltheshots.html. After completing each course, you will need to login or create a new account on Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEO) at www.cdc.gov/GetCE.

To receive a certificate of completion for each course and receive continuing education, as applicable, you will need to complete the following steps. After you login or create a new account on TCEO:

  • Visit "Search Courses” to find the courses you completed.
  • Scroll down and click on the title of the course.
  • Review the information on the "Course Summary” page and click "Continue.”
  • Choose the type of continuing education you'd like to earn. Select CEU to receive a certificate when you do not need continuing education.
  • On the "My Activities” page under "Pending CE”, click on the course "Evaluation” and complete it. The posttest is not available to complete until you complete the evaluation
  • On the "My Activities” page under "Pending CE”, click on the "Posttest” and complete it. If you don't pass the posttest, you will have one opportunity to retake it.
  • On the "My Activities” page, visit the "Completed CE” section to download your certificate. You can also visit the "Transcripts & Certificates” page to download your certificate or transcripts.

Email your certificates to [email protected] with the VFC PIN in the subject line. Certificates can be sent any time prior to annual reenrollment. Your Immunization Section Field Staff will request to see your certificates during your VFC compliance site visit.

If you have specific questions related to the VFC Annual Provider Staff Training requirement, please contact Tracey Wyche at 850-901-6776 or via email at [email protected]lhealth.gov.

Florida SHOTS Live Webinar: VFC Tips

We understand that users may have questions about specific Vaccines for Children (VFC) functions within Florida SHOTS. During this webinar, we will review how to add/edit calibration certificates to your vaccine storage units, provide tips for VFC ordering, and generate the “Aging Vaccine Report” to identify vaccines that have expired or about to expire.

Click HERE to view the schedule and register!