Nathan Bunker, Cameron Minich, Assiatou Diallo, Craig Newman, Kevin Snow, Mike Berry, Heather Patrick, Clément Hennequin
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Request about not allowing invalid lot numbers to be put in the IIS. Knowing what is a real lot is the main problem.
Terminology servers are for code. Would there ever be a chance of all manufacturers to submit their lots. Standardized API in front of that?
CDC has been having discussions with manufacturers about this. Trying to leverage what we learned during Covid. What might be helpful. What are the challenges we are facing? Manufacturers don't have a good view of the public health impact of not knowing the lot numbers. They are unaware of the impact of their decisions on the process. Struggling with being heard.
FHIR Resource: Medication Resource, does it carry a lot? It does carry a lot.
Some information, dated and limited: https://repository.immregistries.org/files/resources/596f7218ad93e/aira_sisc_vaccine_lot_number_guidance_20180614.pdf https://repository.immregistries.org/files/resources/5835adc2da0a1/mirow_micro-guide__lot_number_validation_best_practices_.pdf
Knowing what lot numbers should like does solve some of the problem. Because of the technical limits this is an onboarding issue. Would be useful to have templates, could we look a the data we have. Lot number is a free text field.
A national entity could ask all the IIS to send lot numbers and create a master list.
May be sensitivities about making lot numbers public.
What should this group do with this question/issue?
Nathan Bunker Will write this up for next week.
One IIS is doing lot number lookup, they are in the progress. Mike Berry will share with us when they have made more progress.
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