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    More countries are approving different COVID-19 vaccines to try to control the pandemic, and the drug makers are touting varying levels of protection.

    That’s led to a belief that some vaccines are better than others.

    AstraZeneca vials are sitting unused in France and Germany, and it’s reported people are cancelling their appointments in favour of getting a Pfizer shot.

    Health experts say people should take whichever vaccine is available.

    So who is right?

    Presenter: Rob Matheson

    Guests:

    Samantha Vanderslott – Oxford Vaccine Group

    Jeffrey Lazarus – Barcelona Institute for Global Health

    Deepsikha Chettri – Member, UNESCO International Bioethics Committee

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