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  • Mayo
    18

    The Food & Drug Administration has approved an amendment to the EUA for Pfizer Tris COVID-19 vaccine extending the shelf-life of the following Pfizer product formulations from 9 to 12 months:

    • Pfizer Tris Pediatric vaccine (Orange Cap for ages 5 through 11, with diluent)

    • Pfizer Adult Tris (Gray Cap for ages 12+, no diluent)

    Vials stored consistently in an ultra-low temperature freezer at -90oC to -60oC (-130oF to -76oF) may remain in use for up to 12 months beyond the date of manufacture printed on the vials and cartons. Vials stored in refrigerated vials (2oC to 8oC) are NOT eligible for extension, regardless of the expiration date. Additional information on Pfizer storage and handling may be found at Administration Overview for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine | CDC.

    Pfizer Orange and Gray Cap Tris Vaccine expiry dates based on 12 months from the date of the manufacture are shown below and at Expiry Information for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines.

     

    Printed Manufacturing Date                   12-Month Expiry Date

    06/2021                                                               31-May-2022

    07/2021                                                               30-Jun-2022

    08/2021                                                               31-Jul-2022

    09/2021                                                               31-Aug-2022

    10/2021                                                               30-Sep-2022

    11/2021                                                               31-Oct-2022

    12/2021                                                               30-Nov-2022

    01/2022                                                               31-Dec-2022

    02/2022                                                               31-Jan-2023

    03/2022                                                               28-Feb-2023

     

    For more information, please review the updated FDA Factsheets:

    Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine (Gray Cap/Adult)

    Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine (Orange Cap/PEDS)

    COVID-19 vaccines authorized under an EUA do not have fixed expiration dates, and expiration dates may be extended as more stability data is collected. Always check Expiry Information for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines to obtain the most up-to-date expiration dates for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines you have in inventory.

    Tags: Covid-19 Pfizer updates
  • Mayo
    12

    Duplicate patient records take time, effort, and resources to correct. You can prevent duplicates and ensure the accuracy of your data.

    Be complete. More detail is always better—including mother, father, guardian names and birthdates, twin status, and social security numbers helps the system find the correct match.

    Be correct. Always use full, legal names instead of nicknames, and enter compete addresses.

    Be current. Enter the most recent phone numbers and addresses in Florida SHOTS or in your EHR so that patient records are up-to-date.

    Florida SHOTS users can contact our help desk at 877-888-SHOT (7468) to merge the patient records. The request must come from a provider (not a patient) to merge. 

    Tags: duplicate records tech tips help desk
  • Mayo
    09

    During this webinar we will provide an overview of a patient record within Florida SHOTS to assist you in managing your patients. Topics will include updating a patient's active/inactive status, reviewing immunization status, and generating an Immunization History Report and DH680 form for the patients. We will also demonstrate the Reminder/Recall report that shows a list of your patients who are due or overdue for any vaccines.

     

    Click on the below date (in EST) to register.

    Tuesday, May 10, 12:30pm* Spanish

    Thursday, May 19, 12:00pm

    Tags: training webinar Patient status
  • Abr
    28

    DataQuality

    Tags: data quality data upload training
  • Abr
    19

    Adverse events, contraindications, and precautions for certain vaccines should be documented in the patient’s Florida SHOTS record.  You can find updated instructions on how to document these HERE.

    Tags: Guide adverse events observations
  • Abr
    14

    Healthcare providers can generate and electronically certify DH680 forms in Florida SHOTS and attach a PIN to allow parents/guardians to access the form. The form is legal and valid in the state of Florida for admittance to schools and daycare facilities and may be printed on standard white paper.  Click HERE to access our step-by-step guide to create electronically certified DH680 forms. 

    Tags: Guide 680s training