AstraZeneca vaccine recipients will be barred from Broadway show

“At the direction of New York State, SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY and the St. James Theatre will only be accepting proof of FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson),” read a statement in the Q&A section on Jujamcyn’s site. The statement was first reported by the Toronto Star...

The directive effectively bans AstraZeneca vaccine recipients from attending performances, because that vaccine has not yet received authorization from the FDA for use in the U.S.

While Americans won’t be affected by the ban, international tourists from Canada, the U.K., and other nations where AstraZeneca vaccines were approved could find themselves unable to attend performances. Some countries have also allowed residents to get different vaccines for their first and second doses.