Joe Rogan cancels Vancouver show due to BC vaccine rules

The podcast host says British Columbia and Canada’s vaccination rules make his show impossible for him.

American comedian Joe Rogan has announced that he is canceling his sold-out show in Vancouver due to the province’s vaccine passport warrant.

Best known for hosting his eponymous controversial podcast, The Joe Rogan experience, the 54-year-old artist said he did not need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 because he had already contracted the virus.

“I have antibodies, it doesn’t make sense,” he said in a podcast on Christmas Eve, noting that he didn’t even think he could enter Canada without getting the vaccine.

But health officials around the world are pointing out that people who have already contracted COVID-19 can be re-infected, especially with the Omicron variant. As such, they recommend that people who test positive for the virus always get vaccinated.

In a Facebook post, Rogan says his 4-20 Vancouver show has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 24, 2022 and “previously purchased tickets will be honored.”

On the event page, Ticketmaster indicates that the event organizer “must have canceled” the event but did not state the reason for the cancellation. Ticket holders do not need to take any action to receive a refund, as it will be processed through their original payment method. This process can take some time as funds must first be received from the event organizer; this process is “usually completed within 30 days”.

Ticketmaster notes that the event organizer also offers a credit option which will be available in the event details section of the ticket holder’s account.

The BC Vaccine Card Program has recently been expanded to cover events of all sizes, regardless of the number of people in attendance. Provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry told reporters at a press briefing that the order “no longer begins with events of 50 people or more, which has been the case over the past few years. last months”.

Seated events also saw their capacity reduced to 50%, regardless of the size of their venue.