Florida SHOTS Blog

Florida SHOTS Blog

  • Oct
    07

    Since 2018, there have been more than 22,000 cases of hepatitis A in the U.S. and more than 2,500 cases in Florida. On November 28, 2018, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) issued a hepatitis A health advisory emphasizing awareness and prevention through vaccination. Make sure to check the Florida SHOTS Immunization Status page to ensure your patients are up-to-date with all ACIP required and recommended vaccines!

    Tags: Vaccinations immunization status
  • Oct
    07

    Unsure of which flu vaccine to enter into Florida SHOTS? Check out our “Vaccine Type Table” guide in both English or Spanish. This table helps you select the correct vaccine type when entering vaccines into your patient records. You can also link directly to the table from the “Vaccination” menu while you are adding vaccines.

    Tags: vaccine table tech tips
  • Oct
    07

    The VFC Program has updated the flu pre-book ordering status to limited. * This means that providers who pre-booked may place their own flu vaccine orders not to exceed their pre-book amount. Flu vaccine doses will need to be requested through Florida SHOTS by using the Order Requests page. It is anticipated more vaccine will become available soon so those providers who did not pre-book may request flu vaccines.

    *Please Note: Pre-book is now closed. If you did not pre-book, you may contact the VFC Program at [email protected] to request doses be placed in pre-book for you. Please include your VFC PIN.

    Tags: VFC flu
  • Oct
    07

    During this month’s live webinar sessions, we will demonstrate how to create, view, and print several helpful reports in Florida SHOTS. These include the Reminder Recall for increasing vaccine coverage among your pediatric and adolescent patients, Patient Status Report that lists all patients who have your organization as the Current Immunization Provider (CIP), and Vaccine Utilization Report, which shows vaccines administered within a specified date range.

    Click HERE to view the schedule and register!

    Tags: webinar reminder recall reports
  • Sep
    06

    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!

    Tags: immunization status flu vaccination schedule
  • Sep
    06

    Check out our newest step-by-step guide that will provide instructions for county health departments (CHD) to document vaccine education encounters with parents/guardians requesting Religious Exemption Form DH681 within Florida SHOTS, as indicated on the DOH Immunization Section guidelines. Available HERE and in Spanish.

    Tags: Guide tech tips updates