When a client brings in previous vaccine history, you can add the vaccines directly to the patient profile. You can also generate a reminder from the vaccine entry so the client will receive notifications when it is due again.
You may also opt to upload the vaccine file to the patient's files for reference. Check out our guide on uploading previous records for more information.
Add Previous Vaccines to the Patient's Profile
To enter previous vaccines in a patient's profile:
Select the Vaccinations tab within the patient profile
Select +Add Vaccination
This will prompt a New Vaccination input page to open
The only required fields to create a new vaccine are the name, administration date, and due date. The other available fields will populate on vaccine certificates so it is helpful to fill them out if you have it.
Note: There is a checkbox at the bottom of the page to indicate if the vaccine is a Rabies vaccine. If this box is selected, you will be able to select this vaccine when generating a new Rabies Certificate.
Once you save the vaccine information, it will automatically populate in the patient's Vaccinations tab on their profile.
Add a Reminder Previous Vaccine
When you administer a vaccine through a SOAP, it will automatically populate a reminder according to your templates within Admin. If you are adding a previous vaccine, you will need to also add a reminder so the client will receive notifications when it is due again.
Select the expansion arrow to the left of the vaccine
This will display all the information you added when entering the previous vaccine
Search and select an existing reminder to link
Select +Add Reminder
Once a reminder is selected it will auto-save and link to the vaccine
Note: All active reminder templates you have created within Shepherd's Admin > Reminders section will populate in the search bar to apply to previous vaccines.
The newly linked reminder will also populate in the patient's Reminders tab now.