Status: Open to Recruitment

Type: Observational

Funder: British Paediatric Allergy, Immunity and Infection Group

Sponsor: UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SOUTHAMPTON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

CI: Dr Hans De Graaf

IRAS-Number: 281544

CPMS-ID: 45332

Approval Date: 02 April 2020

Description:

This study is designed to allow families of immunosuppressed children and young people to self-record their experiences of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses during the COVID-19 epidemic. Parents of immunosuppressed patients and young people aged 16-17 yrs who are immunosuppressed will be provided with online information and asked to fill in online questionnaires at baseline and weekly thereafter. Information collected will include immune-system affecting medication, symptoms, contact with health care providers, test results and impact on daily activities. Data will be collected and analysed weekly to be able to monitor any potential risk factors for severe disease. This study is complementary to, and not overlapping with, the global ISARIC World Health Organisation protocol that will be studying COVID-19 cases admitted to all NHS Trusts, including all children.