Vaccinations

Vaccinations

KEEPING YOUR PATIENTS ON TRACK HAS NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT.

As your patients return for wellness visits and check-ups, make it a priority to get them back on track with any vaccinations they may have missed. Florida SHOTS makes it easy to keep track of your patients’ vaccine records.

CHECK SHOTS AT EVERY VISIT

Every visit is an opportunity to protect your patients from preventable diseases. Check the Florida SHOTS system during every visit to make sure your patients are up-to-date on the vaccines they need to stay healthy.

REMINDER/RECALL

Boost immunization levels at your practice with Reminder/Recall. These easy-to-run reports identify patients who are due or overdue for immunizations.

 

Keep your patients up-to-date with their immunizations.

Check-ups and wellness visits are down this year, making it more important than ever to take advantage of every encounter as an opportunity to get your patients back on track with the recommended vaccine schedule.

VERIFY IMMUNIZATION STATUS

Your patients may have already received vaccines. Consult the Immunization Status page on Florida SHOTS to verify your patients’ current status and ensure they’re up-to-date.

USE REMINDER/RECALL

Boost immunization levels at your practice with Reminder/Recall.  These easy-to-run reports identify patients who are due or overdue for immunizations.

 NEED HELP?

Training guides, webinars, and technical support are available for free to Florida SHOTS users. Visit HERE or call 877-888-7468 (SHOT) for assistance.

 

 

2020 – 2021 Flu Season Resources

Access CDC resources on the seasonal flu HERE.  This includes a summary of the latest recommendations by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and communication materials for patients.

CDC Vaccination Guidance During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused healthcare providers to change how they operate to continue to provide essential services to patients. Ensuring immunization services are maintained or reinitiated is essential for protecting individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks and reducing the burden of respiratory illness during the upcoming influenza season.

Find a collection of resources designed to guide vaccine planning during the COVID-19 pandemic: HERE

Make an Effective Vaccine Recommendation During National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the efforts of healthcare professionals to protect patients of all ages against vaccine-preventable diseases through on-time vaccination.

During NIAM, we encourage you to ensure your patients are up-to-date on recommended vaccines. Research has consistently shown that healthcare professionals are the most trusted source of vaccine information for parents and patients.

Use NIAM as an opportunity to access CDC educational resources like the #HowIRecommend Video Series, which offers simple and practical guidance for having successful vaccine conversations with parents and patients. These short videos demonstrate how to make effective vaccine recommendations, address common immunization questions, and take a team-based approach to vaccination.

Documenting History of Varicella Disease

Florida SHOTS uses “Observations” for documenting contraindications and precautions to receiving certain vaccinations.  To access step-by-step directions for documenting history of varicella disease (chickenpox) in the patient record click HERE to download! Also available in Spanish HERE.

VFC Vaccine Ordering Tip: Double-check Your Doses!

Did you know that you can increase or decrease the number of vaccine doses on your regularly scheduled VFC vaccine order request? Make sure to review the “Projected Doses” on your “Doses Requested and Approved” page. This number is automatically calculated based on the number of doses you administered and how many you have left on hand, but there may be times when you need more than is projected—like back-to-school rush or other events. You can change the quantity in the “Doses Requested” field and the VFC office will review and determine if it’s approved.

Live Webinar: Back-to-School Basics

Join us for this month’s live webinar sessions to help you prepare for the back-to-school rush! We will demonstrate searching for patients, reviewing immunization status, entering current vaccines, electronically certifying 680 forms and creating parent PIN numbers. Click below to register!

Wednesday, July 10, 12:30pm

Tuesday, July 16, 12:30pm* Spanish

Friday, July 26, 12:00pm

Click HERE to access our step-by-step guide to create electronically certified DH680 forms.  Access the Spanish guide HERE

The ACIP schedule saves lives.

Alternative immunization schedules put patients at risk.

Studies show there is no benefit to alternative immunization schedules. Delaying vaccines only increases the risk of patients contracting a vaccine-preventable disease. So stick to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) schedule for the best possible protection.

Visit flshots.com or thepowertoprotect.org for the most current vaccine guidance and recommended schedules. For more information, call 877-888-7468 (SHOT).