The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a broad regulation that protects a patient’s personal health information and only applies to how medical providers, hospitals, and health insurers share or release information. HIPAA doesn’t protect medical information that an individual shares about themselves or outside healthcare entities. If you are asked to provide your vaccination status, it is your choice to disclose if you have been vaccinated or not.
To decrease the risk to JBER’s mission, requirements differing for vaccinated and unvaccinated personnel have been released for the installation in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. If you are entering an installation facility and are asked for your vaccination status, staff are requesting for mission reasons and your response helps JBER accomplish its mission.