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Virginia Immunization Information System Promotes Timely Vaccinations

August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013

​Imagine having all your patients’ immunization records stored in one secure place, easily accessible online, saving you time and money.

That’s what the Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS) is all about. Since 2006, the immunization registry has been helping physicians, hospitals, health plans, and pharmacies in the public and private sectors consolidate vaccination records from multiple providers, provide updated recommendations for immunization scheduling based on CDC recommendations, generate reminder notices for children who are due for vaccines, and more.

VIIS is a free service of the Virginia Department of Health’s Division of Immunization. All it takes to register is internet access, Adobe Reader, and some basic training on how to use the system.

Other benefits of VIIS for providers include:

A web-based system means there is no downloading involved
The ability to directly input and exchange data
The ability to record a patient’s contraindications and reactions to vaccines
An inventory management system with reports for accountability, including Vaccines for Children (VFC) reports
Immunization records that serve as an acceptable substitute for the MCH-213 School Entrance forms
Reduced staff time to get patients’ complete immunization histories
For eligible providers seeking electronic health record (EHR) incentives, may meet certain meaningful use criteria (learn more about how the system applies to meaningful use here.
More satisfied parents, who can be sure their kids’ vaccinations are up to date and consolidated in one place
Enrollment and training are easy. You can do both by following this link. Training can be in person, online or in group seminars or webinars, and is customized to fit providers’ needs and schedules.

For more information about VIIS, call toll free (866) 375-9795 or email VIIS_Helpdesk@vdh.virginia.gov.

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