Welcome to Florida SHOTS (State Health Online Tracking System).
Florida SHOTS is a statewide immunization registry developed by the Florida Department of Health (DOH). Florida SHOTS is designed to access and utilize a statewide immunization database. The registry is part of DOH's initiative to increase vaccination coverage for children across Florida.
Immunization registries are confidential, computerized information systems that track childhood immunization data. Children are entered into a registry either at birth, through a linkage with electronic birth records from Vital Statistics, or by health care providers. As childhood immunizations are given, the information is entered so that health care professionals know if immunizations are necessary or redundant.
Florida SHOTS receives vaccination information for children from across the state, including input from County Health Departments, private providers, the Bureau of Vital Statistics, and eventually from Women Infant and Children (WIC) clinics, and Medicaid. This immunization information will soon be available to schools, and childcare centers.
Immunization registries are essential for maintaining high immunization coverage levels. This is true particularly since disease levels are at record lows and outbreaks of preventable illnesses are becoming less common.
Some Benefits of Immunization Registries: