Why are some vaccines splitting into different disease components once entered?

Greg Lucas
Greg Lucas
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Shelterluv displays vaccines based on the diseases which the animal is vulnerable or protected against. This is very different from other software which may show a product or a generic statement such as "puppy vaccine". Shelterluv uses manufacturer information to understand what diseases are present in a product and then maps that to data that the user enters.


Vaccines are displayed based on the disease they protect against

For example, by adding a Duramune Lyme + Max 5-CvK/4L to an animal's record, we know that this animal is vaccinated against 7 different diseases.

This allows for several benefits:

  1. Products are translated into a simpler form that is easier for staff and adopters to understand.
  2. This paints a clear picture of what type of vaccines are due for an animal and when.
  3. Each disease could have a different due date, allowing for more accurate record keeping and revaccination without over-vaccination.


Scheduled vaccines can become split up

For example, this cat has an FVRCP vaccine scheduled. On the day, a staff member completes this vaccine by giving a FELOCELL P vaccine, which only contains panleukopenia (parvovirus).


Shelterluv knows that this cat needed to get a full FVRCP (herpes, calici, panleukopenia), but only got one of the three. The cat still has 2 scheduled cards for the other two diseases. This is to ensure that animals are vaccinated based on what diseases need to be covered.


Completed vaccines can become split up

Sometimes, an animal starts to develop vaccination due dates which are out of sync and cards are split up. Every new vaccine which is completed or scheduled will impact other scheduled cards based on what vaccines are being added. In this example, a dog was given a DHPP and then a parvo vaccine. This dog will be due for parvovirus and overdue for the other parts of the DHPP (distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza)

If this dog is given a full DHPP vaccine then all the due dates will sync up again. In this example, the dog was then given a Vanguard vaccine. The dog is now due for DHPP in 1 year.

Completed vaccines interact with scheduled vaccines 

If a scheduled vaccine is completed using a product that contains different disease, then it doesn't overwrite the scheduled vaccine. For example, a cat is due for FVRCP, but we complete this vaccine using an FeLV vaccine. The cat is still due for an FVRCP and an FeLV vaccine is added to the animal's record. This works if you use the schedule card "complete" button or add a new vaccine using the "complete vaccine" button.



This also applies to the tasks interface. If you complete a scheduled vaccine with a product that covers a different disease, then this situation will occur.


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