September 2016

September 2016

  • Valuable Reports at Your Fingertips!

    Ever wonder how many VFC-eligible shots your office administered? With Florida SHOTS you can answer that question with a few clicks. The “Vaccine Utilization Report” prints an up-to-date report that you can tailor by date, vaccine type, service location, and VFC program component.

    The “Vaccine Utilization Report” captures:

    • Vaccine type
    • Date given
    • Patient demographics
    • Manufacturer and lot number
    • VFC eligibility type
    • Location
    • Service provider
    • CPT code


    To access the report:

    • Go to the “Reports” menu.
    • Click on “Vaccine Utilization.”
    • Enter the date range.
    • Select vaccine type(s) desired to appear.
    • Select “Client Detail” as the “Report Format” to view and print the report.
    • Select “Excel File – downloaded” as the “Report Format” to download the report as an Excel file.
    • Click “Generate Vaccine Usage Report” to run the report.

    For step-by-step instructions with screenshots on this report and other tips for entering VFC shot records into Florida SHOTS, download the “VFC Dose Accountability Quick Tips.”

  • Missing Vaccines on Patient Form/Reports

    Have you created a 680 Form or an Immunization History Report and one or more vaccines are missing? Florida SHOTS follows the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended schedule, and any doses given outside of the acceptable intervals will be considered “invalid.” These invalid doses will be listed on the “Vaccinations” screen, but are indicated as 0* under the “Dose/Interval” column. Simply place your curser over the 0*, and you’ll see the explanation of why that dose is considered invalid. If you have any questions or feel the dose should be a valid dose, please contact the Florida SHOTS Help Desk, 877-888-7468, to speak with a nursing consultant.

  • Upcoming Live Webinar Sessions

    You won’t want to miss our upcoming live webinar sessions! We’ve heard from users across the state about your most common challenges with the registry, and we will go over tips and best practices to help you overcome them. We will have a specific session for VFC providers to review some of the specific challenges related to temperature logs and other VFC functions.  Click here to see our schedule and register today!

  • VFC LogTag Temperature Data Logger Batteries

    The approximate battery life for the LogTag thermometers is about one year of operation.  If you’ve been using your thermometers for about a year, we recommend changing the battery to prevent errors with your uploads. An extra battery was provided by the VFC office but can also be purchased anywhere that batteries are sold. The battery type is a CR2032 and you can click HERE for instructions on how to change. Once the battery is changed, dock the LogTag to re-start it. You can access other Log Tag resources HERE.