FAQ

What is the purpose of VIIS?

How much does it cost to use the Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS)?

Who is an authorized user?

What is the Virginia Law concerning sharing of immunization data through VIIS?

Are schools and child-care centers able to access vaccine records in VIIS?

Has the registry been pre-populated with any historical immunization information?

I already have an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, how can I still participate in the registry system?

How can I obtain a copy of my immunization record from VIIS?

How will VIIS affect the workload of my busy office staff?

How can I get access to VIIS?

Is VIIS HIPPA compliant?

 

What is the purpose of VIIS?
The purpose of VIIS is to create one definitive and accurate immunization record for all residing in Virginia. This can increase immunization rates and decrease rates of over-immunization

How much does it cost to use the Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS)?
      There is no cost associated with maintaining a record in VIIS or with the use of the registry system.  Access to authorized users, training, and customer support is free.

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Who is an authorized user?
An authorized user are:

  • Health care provider or health plans
  • Schools head start programs, and day care centers.
  • Individuals or organizations as required by law or in the management of a public health crisis
  • Other immunization registries

What is the Virginia Law concerning sharing of immunization data through VIIS?
Authority to Share Immunizations in § 32.1-46

Are schools and child-care centers able to access vaccine records in VIIS?
Yes, as long as the school has a licensed health care professional who is gaining access to VIIS.

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Has the registry been pre-populated with any historical immunization information?
Yes, VIIS contains historical information. Immunization records can also be updated with historical data.

I already have an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, how can I still participate in the registry system?
Data exchange from your office’s EHR to VIIS is possible and will afford your office most benefits of VIIS without doing data entry into the EHR and VIIS.

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How can I obtain a copy of my immunization record from VIIS?
 You can contact VIIS staff by phone at 804-864-8055 or by email at VIISInfo@vdh.virginia.gov

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How will VIIS affect the workload of my busy office staff?
Many offices have successfully integrated VIIS into the current business flow without disruption. Methods for integration can be discussed with your VIIS field consultant.

How can I get access to VIIS?
To gain access to VIIS, the site must complete the enrollment forms and training. Enroll Here.

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Is VIIS HIPPA compliant?
Yes, as VIIS is run by the Virginia Department of Health and accessed by authorized users it is HIPAA compliant

Virginia Immunization Information System
109 Governor Street, Room 314 W
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: 804-864-8055
Fax: 804-864-8190
VIIS_Logo Mr. Greg Dennis, VIIS Director

Ms. Rochelle Green
VIIS Field Operations Supervisor

Ms. Christy Gray
VIIS Business Plan/Data Quality Manager