Since the COVID19 pandemic has started people have been locked up behind closed doors for more than a year. As people have received two doses of the vaccine, they are now eager to go out and resume their daily activities. Over the past 15 months, people have been missing a number of activities such as concerts, Broadway musicals, dining outdoors, traveling abroad. Now the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has allowed that people who have been vaccinated with two doses of the COVID19 shot can go into venues that have been prohibited so far. However, not everyone can enter any venue they want to as few major establishments accept only a handful of COVID19 shots. As theaters and concert venues have started opening up, they have laid out some vaccine directions for attendees. Some of these major venues need people to be immunized with one of the three shots that have been authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States. It means that people who have been immunized with any other shots might not be allowed in some venues. Health experts have said that people who have been vaccinated with AstraZeneca, which is quite popular in Canada and the UK, might not be allowed to enter major venues. They have said that shots that have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are acceptable in a handful of major establishments. COVID19 shots that have been authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) such as Covishield, Sinopharm, and Sinovac are not acceptable in these venues.
Springsteen is going to be the first show to return to Broadway after the pandemic. The concert will be held at the St. James Theater and it will require the audience to be fully immunized with one of the three FDA-approved shots. People can attend this show only after 14 days of their second dose from Pfizer or Moderna COVID19 vaccine or after 14 days of being vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson single-dose shot. In other words, it means that people who are immunized with AstraZeneca shot will not be able to attend the Springsteen Broadway show. The official website of the show as well has stated that only those who are vaccinated with FDA-approved shots will be allowed to enter some major venues in the country. The rest of the Broadway show is expected to be back in September; however, it is unclear whether other shows as well will have similar criteria. Many musicians are going to have the same requirement it seems. The Foo Fighters have recently performed at the Canyon Club in California. However, the organizers of the show have asked that audiences need to be immunized with one of the three vaccines that are authorized by the FDA such as Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson.
Health officials have said that other major establishments such as Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center in New York as well have made FDA-approved shots mandatory for people who want to visit these attractions. The officials have said that those who are below 16 years need to show proof of the COVID19 negative test. People who have received AstraZeneca shots might do fine in many other venues but people who have been immunized with other shots might find themselves in flux. Many colleges and universities have asked students to be fully vaccinated against COVID19 before coming back to campus. As per the report, many of these colleges are accepting shots that are authorized by the WHO such as AstraZeneca. The WHO has authorized only two COVID19 shots one is Covaxin that is quite popular in India, and the other is Sputnik that has been developed by Russia. This mandate has put International students at a huge inconvenience.