AAnyone who has received the AstraZeneca vaccine will not be allowed to attend Bruce Springsteen’s return shows in New York next week.
The intimate five-night run at St James’s Theater will be the first Broadway show to reopen since last March and will require attendees to show proof of vaccination, reports The Telegraph.
However, the list will be limited only to jabs approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration – Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Johnson & Johnson.
All potential spectators who have received their Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine abroad will be refused entry if they reserve tickets.
“Under New York State direction, Springsteen on Broadway and the St James Theater will only accept proof of FDA-approved Covid-19 vaccines,” the official website said.
Canadian fans have expressed disappointment as the country is only hours across the border with 1.7 million people having already received the vaccine developed by Oxford.
Gianna Valencia wrote on Twitter: “No Springsteen on Broadway for me”.
The Toronto Star newspaper ran the headline “Burn in the USA,” adding, “The show must go on. But if you have the AstraZeneca vaccine, you are not prompted.
The jab, which has been rolled out across the UK, has come under scrutiny around the world after a small number of people suffered from extremely rare blood clots after receiving their dose.
The NHS says the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is “safe and tested and will protect you against serious illnesses from Covid-19”.