Florida SHOTS Blog

Florida SHOTS Blog

  • Ago

    Twins? Triplets? Or more? When adding these new records, make sure to mark ‘Birth Event Outcome” and “Birth Order" on the Patient Identification screen.

    We are seeing a large number of multiple births being erroneously merged and it is very difficult to unmerge these types of records.

    To prevent problems, remember to enter birth outcome and order when a record is created!

    Tags: patient record tech tips
  • Ago

    Each organization enrolled with Florida SHOTS has at least one user designated as a Local Organization Administrator (LOA) to manage their account. During this webinar, we will review the various features that LOAs have access to and ensure their Florida SHOTS account is up-to-date! Topics include unlocking a patient record, managing your Personnel List (adding/ending/unlocking user access) and setting Vaccines for Children (VFC) permissions.

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

    Tags: webinar LOA training
  • Ago

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) and it’s a perfect opportunity to get patients on track with their vaccines and protect them from vaccine preventable diseases.

    Access CDC educational resources for patients and parents about the benefits of vaccinations, for healthcare professionals to have successful vaccine conversations with parents and patients.

    Tags: NIAM immunization status vaccination schedule
  • Jul

    Florida SHOTS allows healthcare providers to create a Certified (electronically signed) Certificate of Immunization (DH Form 680) and a PIN that will allow parents and guardians to access the certified 680. The DH 680 form is legal and valid in the state of Florida for admittance to schools and daycare facilities.

    Access instructions on how to create HERE. Also available in Spanish.

    Tags: 680s vaccination record Quick Tips Guide
  • Jul

    All patients who have completed the official form and opted-out of Florida SHOTS will be removed from the system entirely. The ability to determine a patient’s participation status will no longer be available in Florida SHOTS.

    To ensure these patient records and immunization histories are not reentered, providers should be confirming their Florida SHOTS participation status during each vaccination encounter. It is highly recommended providers maintain physical documentation of immunizations for all opted-out patients as they may be asked to show proof of immunizations by physicians, schools, daycare centers, etc., and Florida SHOTS will no longer provide this information.

    Tags: opt out vaccination record patient record
  • Jul

    The 2022-2023 flu pre-book opened in FL SHOTS on July 1, 2022. Only the enrollee, primary VFC coordinator or back-up VFC coordinator can enter the pre-book information into FL SHOTS. We recommend you review your administration data from the current flu season to determine the number of doses to pre-book for 2022-2023. 

    Why should a provider pre-book flu doses?

    • Pre-booking flu doses ensures that providers will begin receiving flu vaccine doses as soon as it is available to the VFC Program. 

    Can a provider pick the brand of vaccine they prefer?

    • No, providers will only be able to pre-book the number of single dose syringes (SDS), multi-dose vials (MDV) or single dose sprayers they need. Brand will be determined by the VFC program and availability.

    Which manufacturers will be available to providers?

    • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Sanofi Pasteur, AstraZeneca, and Seqirus flu vaccines will be provided for 2022-2023. The vaccine will ship as it becomes available to the VFC Program.

    Is Flu-Mist available for the 2022-2023 flu season?

    Yes, Flu-Mist is available for pre-book.

    Access guide with instructions on how pre-book vaccine in English and Spanish.

    Tags: flu pre-book VFC