Best Practice and MedicalDirector Software advice regarding the 2020 influenza vaccines

Best Practice and Medical Director have released the April 2020 data updates which includes all 2020 influenza vaccines, including Fluad Quad®, which is the adjuvanted quadrivalent vaccine recommended for adults aged 65 years and over. It is important that practices update their software as soon as possible to ensure the accurate recording of the vaccine in the patients notes as well as on the Australian Immunisation Register.

Best Practice: Practices do need to download this release by visiting the downloads section of the Best Practice website (scroll down to data updates) or following the link on the ‘elevate’ notice which was sent to all users via email on Monday 30 March.

Best Practice advised that it is a simple update and external IT support is not generally required to do the update. Further information contact Best Practice or call 1300 401 111

MedicalDirector: Unless automatic updates have been set, practices need to download the data update by visiting the clinical update download page on the MedicalDirector website. Further information contact MedicalDirector or call 1300 300 161.

Advice for Zedmed software users regarding the 2020 influenza vaccines

Zedmed have advised that the software update which includes the influenza vaccines for 2020 was released in late March 2020. This update includes Fluad Quad®, which is the adjuvanted quadrivalent vaccine recommended for adults aged 65 years and over. It is important that practices update their software as soon as possible to ensure the accurate recording of the vaccine in the patients notes as well as on the Australian Immunisation Register. Visit the help page on the Zedmed website for further information.