I took a Covid vaccine few weeks ago with Walgreens. Suddenly in the news, California states they have an electronic record of everyone's vaccine, just provide the info on a website, and you will get a QR digital copy.
Where did California get authorization to receive my medical info from Walgreens? They have a right to keep anonymous survey numbers of How many people received the vaccine in state, however where did they get consent from citizens to track medical vaccine info, of who's taken and not. Seems like Nazi Germany, where California is keeping track of residents without consent. Of course nothing surprises me about California at this point. Is this legal, and can the State be indicted for breach of privacy?
Seems to be contradictory to information below:
HIPAA as the following: "The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge. "
How does CDC report vaccine distribution and administration data?
"CDC uses the IZ Data Lake to receive, store, manage, and analyze COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration data from all sources. Data in the IZ Data Lake are deidentified, meaning they do not identify specific people who have been vaccinated. CDC data scientists make sure the data in the IZ Data Lake are correct (validated) and that the system does not double-count any doses or vaccination records (deduplication).