California is sharing private vaccine records with a third party. According to the Department of Public Health, the state collects confidential health data, contact information, and demographic characteristics of everyone who received a vaccine and shares that data with a political consulting firm called Street Level Strategy. According to its website, the firm specializes in community organizing, voter contact, and coalition building. Its clients include candidates, ballot measures, issue campaigns, non-profit organizations, and trade associations. The firm is reportedly contacting people before and after they receive COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.
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