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Adults Need Vaccines too!

All adults, including pregnant women, should get the influenza (flu) vaccine each year to protect against seasonal flu. Every adult should have one dose of Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis or whooping cough) if they did not get Tdap as a teen, and then get the Td (tetanus and diphtheria) booster vaccine every 10 years. Pregnant women should receive a Tdap vaccine each time they are pregnant, preferably at 27 through 36 weeks.

Adults 60 years and older are recommended to receive the shingles vaccine. Additionally, adults 65 and older are recommended to receive one or more pneumococcal vaccines. Some adults younger than 65 years with certain high-risk conditions are also recommended to receive one or more pneumococcal vaccinations.

Adults may need other vaccines (such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and HPV) depending on their age, occupation, travel, medical conditions, vaccinations they have already received, or other considerations. For more information about adult vaccines click HERE. #NIAM

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VFC Flu Doses Expire June 30th

Remember that all seasonal flu vaccines expire June 30th each year. Be sure to adjust all VFC flu doses in your inventory in Florida SHOTS for the number of doses expired as well as for the number of doses administered. Florida SHOTS ‘Inventory Transaction History’ will indicate quantities that you have had in your inventory for all flu vaccines.
Click on ‘Adjust Inventory:’

  1. Decrease the inventory by the number of doses that are expired from the drop-down menu and select “Expired.”
  2. Decrease the inventory by the number of doses that your office administered and select “Doses administered” from the drop-down menu.
  3. After making these adjustments, return to the Transaction History & your flu inventory should be -0-. Once all adjustments are made, proceed with the Return & Waste protocol.

We will be hosting live trainings throughout the month of June to walk you through this as well VFC return and waste process. Sign up today!

Florida SHOTS Online Ordering for VFC Flu Vaccine

We are excited to announce that flu vaccine ordering is going electronic! After December 18, 2015, you will order your flu vaccine for the remainder of the 2015–2016 season within Florida SHOTS. Coming in late January, you will electronically place your pre-book orders for next flu season. The VFC will send email notifications as soon as these new features are available.

We have scheduled several live webinars walk you through the new process and answer any questions you may have. Click on the link below to register your office!