The new version (3.0) includes support for all children under the age of 10, including those who may have multiple medically at-risk conditions.
Generating schedules for children with multiple at-risk conditions
Health professionals can select multiple medical at-risk conditions a child may have. Of the nominated medical at-risk conditions, the NICC will pre-select a 'dominant' condition using a combination of factors. Health professionals can generate a schedule for the 'dominant' condition.
Health professionals can override the selection if deemed necessary. Catch-up schedules for each of the nominated medical at-risk conditions can be generated, one at a time.
Owing to the complexities with the catch-up rules, at this time, health professionals will not be able to select multiple immunocompromising conditions (say 'Haematological malignancies and 'HIV infection') and/or multiple solid organ transplants (say Heart and Lung transplant). Although less common for the under 10s cohort, we understand that this might be more common in the older cohorts. Future releases of the NICC will include support for these scenarios.
- Incremental refinements to the user interface, and overall user experience.
- Bug fixes.
What else is in the works
- Updates to the vaccines list to include newly registered vaccines such as Vaxelis.
- Refinements to how and when antigens are grouped on the catch-up schedule.
- Re-introduce vaccine brand names on the catch-up schedule.
- Expansion to 'all children and adolescents under 20 years of age'.
- Ability to select multiple conditions multiple immunocompromising conditions and/or multiple solid organ transplants.
- Upgrades to improve performance, efficiency, and maintainability of the codebase.
- Improvements to the test automation suite.
How you can help
Participate in research activities
We are always looking for volunteers to help us improve the NICC. Involvement includes, but is not limited to:
- periodically reviewing the NICC business rules for currency and accuracy,
- participating in pre-release and/or user acceptance testing of the NICC, and
- participating in research activities (online surveys, interviews, workshops etc.).
If you are interested in participating in any of the above activities, please contact us.
As always, if you see something, say something. Use the provide feedback form to inform us about defects and feature requests.