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Question for Florida School Nurses

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Specializes in School health, Maternal-Newborn. Has 20 years experience.

I work for a Head Start and Early Head Start in Northern NYS and I was wondering if Florida had a website similar to NYS's NYSSIS for tracking the immunizations given to children, What that is called and if there was a way I could query it (With appropriate releases) to find out if a child who lived in Florida over last winter, got age appropriate immunization. Obviously as a NY nurse I can't use it myself, but how would I, or a pediatrician's office obtain that information? Any links you could send my way would be much appreciated.

I'm not in Florida, but I would just contact the ped's office and ask them. I think most states have immunization tracking databases these days.

AutumnDraidean

Specializes in School health, Maternal-Newborn. Has 20 years experience.

Well...it's never that simple. There is an underlying adversarial custody situation and, while if I knew where to find the state database I could get a release to queary it from the custodial parent, the parent who had the child living in Florida has a hundred reasons why she can't tell us where the child got her shots.

I'm sad I didn't get an answer here. It is what it is though.

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience.

I email the RNs on the NYSSIS all the time, and they do email back. Ask them if they have any info.

sandytoes

Has 1 years experience.

I don't have a clue about how to query it but there is a DOH database. As a mom, my kids get their vax and a printout from the database to take to school. It has their SSN on it as the identifier. Could you just call the local health department and ask as a staring point?

schooldistrictnurse

Specializes in School Nursing, Public Health, Home Care.

In WI I don't need a release to access the immunization database. All schools have access, I believe, with a letter from the superintendent.

mc3, ASN, RN

Has 12 years experience.

I could be wrong, but I think you have to go through the Health Department of the county the child lives in.

mc3:cat:

AutumnDraidean

Specializes in School health, Maternal-Newborn. Has 20 years experience.

I might be able to figure out what county...hmmm

I shall try that!