Although the status of the vaccine is medical information, it should be protected by the confidentiality of the medical record, and vaccination against COVID-19 may be an exception, a lawyer said.
“Basically, a person’s vaccine status is medical information […] And the medical file of any individual is protected by very strict rules of privacy ”, ME Patrick Martin-Maynard in an interview with TVA Nouvelles.
But due to the obligation to submit the vaccine passport to access certain places and activities, the vaccine status becomes less confidential and the vaccine is an exception to the passport law.
However, the attorney states that “nothing compels a person to disclose the fact that he was not vaccinated outside of this context.”
Although Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge is a public figure, his medical file is private, Mr.E Martin-Maynard.
“The privacy of the medical file is a matter for public and private individuals,” he said.
According to the lawyer, the question of whether the host himself disclosed his vaccine status should also be at the heart of the trial.
“We also need to see if he was able to publicly disclose his vaccine status in any case. […] And if it has an amnesty of privacy or not, ”Mr.E Martin-Maynard.
Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge sued for $ 1,850,000 Press, He alleges that he disclosed his non-vaccination status against COVID-19.