Canada now has 3 approved COVID-19 vaccines. What happens next?

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Canada now has given the green light to three COVID-19 vaccines, with Oxford-AstraZeneca’s shot being approved on Friday.

Mike Le Couteur explains when the doses will arrive in Canada, how many, and how the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab compares to the other shots.

Plus, the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna both require two doses. But could more lives be saved if as many people as possible received one dose first? It would mean delaying the second shot.

Heather Yourex-West looks at the potential risks and rewards.

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