DIFFERENT COVID-19 VACCINES: Is one vaccine really better than the other?

(April 2021)

Leila Monteiro Lins Interviewed  Infectious diseases specialist Dr Isaac Bogoch about the vaccines available in Canada.                                                                                      

( May 2021 ) 

As more and more Canadians become eligible for vaccination in what has become a crowded landscape of COVID-19 vaccines, many may wonder what to expect when they roll up their sleeves. There are now four vaccines available to Canadians. AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford’s vaccine as well as the first single-dose shot from Janssen, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, were recently authorized by Health Canada, joining the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines approved in December.

“Our advice to Canadians is to get whichever vaccine is available to you,” says Supriya Sharma, Health Canada’s chief medical adviser.