Until a community fire burned down his clinic in Lytton last spring, Hoffe served as both family and emergency physician for the majority of his 29 years with Interior Health. He began to raise concerns over Moderna COVID-19 injections in April 2021, based on reports from his patients.
He has since become one of the most outspoken and outspoken anti-vaccine activists in Canada, touring the province and speaking at schools and other public events. This week, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia issued a citation to Hoffe over his public statements against the COVID-19 vaccine, which are now the focus of a professional misconduct hearing.
The citation states that Hoffe “spread false, misleading or incorrect information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine online.” It also says he recommended people get a drug called Invermectin that is sold in animal feed stores as a horse de-wormer, which has not been proven to help prevent COVID-19 infections. Additionally, Hoffe made false claims that the COVID-19 vaccine causes infertility in women, that vaccinated people can cause harm to others who are unvaccinated and that the shots cause microscopic blood clots—claims that have no basis in scientific studies or medical practice.
Other doctors who have filed complaints against Hoffe with the College of Physicians and Surgeons have also said that he has violated the College’s Code of Ethics by spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine, including claims that it causes brain damage in children, and that it is dangerous for pregnant women. The college has not provided a formal response to the complaints, and a hearing date has yet to be set.