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Data Quality, Health Care Providers

2024 Florida SHOTS Survey

Florida SHOTS is conducting an online survey open to all Florida SHOTS participants. Your feedback can help assess what’s working and what we can continue to improve upon. Take the survey HERE.

Guides, Health Care Providers

2024 VFC Annual Reenrollment Training

The 2024 Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program Annual Provider Staff Training will consist of two of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “You Call the Shots” interactive, web-based training courses. The enrollee, primary VFC coordinator, and back-up coordinator must each complete both trainings individually. Access instructions on how to complete. Also available in Spanish.

COVID-19, Health Care Providers

New Refrigerated Pfizer 12y+ COVID-19 Vaccine

The Comirnaty 12+ vaccine with NDC 00069-2362-10 for the single dose vials has been replaced with the NDC 00069-2377-10 which a carton of 10 manufacturer-filled syringes. See below for the new storage and handling instructions: This new presentation MUST BE STORED BETWEEN 2°C and 8°C (36°F and 46°F). Do NOT store at ultra-cold or standard freezer temperatures. These manufacturer-filled syringes can be used through the expiration date printed on the carton. The 10-week beyond-use date (BUD) for refrigerator storage does not apply. This guidance applies to this presentation ONLY. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 6m-4y and 5-11y, which are shipped to providers in CDCs programs directly from Pfizer on dry ice and can be stored at either at ultracold temperatures until expiry or up to 10 weeks at 2-8°C.

Health Care Providers, Training

Monthly Live Webinars

Florida SHOTS offers “New User and Refresher Overview” and “Data Quality Reports” live webinars each month.  Whether you need a basic overview to start using the registry or need to ensure your data is successfully uploading to Florida SHOTS, these webinars will provide step-by-step instructions on how to successfully complete the functions. Click on the date to register! (EST) New User and Refresher Overview: Tuesday, January 30, 12:00pm Data Quality Reports: Thursday January 25, 12:30pm

Health Care Providers, Local Organization Administrator (LOA)

LIVE Webinar: Florida SHOTS Account Maintenance

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 ensure their Florida SHOTS account is up to date! Topics include upcoming user account updates and managing your Personnel List (adding/terminating/activating user access). Click below to register! (EST) Tuesday, January 23, 12:30pm Thursday, January 25, 12:30pm* SPANISH Wednesday, January 31, 12:00pm

Health Care Providers, Newsletter

Newsletter Now Available!

Check out the current issue of our online newsletter, “SHOTS Tracker.” Available to download in English or download in Spanish

Field Team, Health Care Providers

Florida SHOTS Help Desk Holiday Hours

With holidays approaching, please note that the Help Desk will be unavailable on the dates below: Monday, December 25, 2023 Tuesday, December 26, 2023 Friday, December 29, 2023 Monday, January 1, 2024 Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Health Care Providers, Vaccine Ordering

2023 Holiday VFC Vaccine Shipping and Ordering Schedule

Holiday Vaccine Shipping and Ordering: Orders placed after Friday, December 8, 2023 may not be shipped prior to January 2, 2024. Vaccines will be shipped up to December 19, 2023. Vaccines will not be shipped from December 20, 2023 through January 1, 2024. Regular vaccine shipments will resume on January 2, 2024. Report Shipping Issues Immediately Shipping issues must be reported on the day they occur. Contact the helpdesk at 1-877-888-7468, Option 1 then Option 2. If issues occur on a day the helpdesk is closed, you must report them to McKesson, Merck or Pfizer, depending on where the shipment came from. The contact information is part of the packing slips. Helpdesk Closures December 25, 26 and 29, 2023 January 1 and 2, 2024 If you have specific questions, you may contact the VFC Program via email at or via phone at 1-877-888-7468 Option 1.

Health Care Providers, Training

Florida SHOTS Live Webinar: Reconciling Your VFC Inventory

Accurately maintaining your Vaccines for Children (VFC) inventory is vital to your participation in the program and avoid errors that could be costly for your practice. During this live webinar, we will demonstrate how to complete inventory adjustments to report wasted/expired vaccines, and generate the Shots Recorded Report to touch on the most common errors that cause inventory discrepancies.  Click on the below date (in EST) to register. Tuesday, December 12, 12:00pm

Health Care Providers, Vaccination Record

Avoid Duplicate Records

Providing full names and up-to-date addresses and completing as many fields as possible allows Florida SHOTS to cross-reference the information and add updates to existing records.  Also remember to click on “Release Patient Record” when you’re done to prevent locked records and uploading errors.