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Pharmacist Barbara Violo arranges all the empty vials of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine that she has provided to customers at an independent pharmacy in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

AstraZeneca second dose: Should I get the same vaccine or choose Pfizer or Moderna?

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians got a shot of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for their first dose. They now have a choice for their second dose: AstraZeneca again, or Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccine?
A healthcare worker holds up a vial of the AstraZeneca vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Montréal, on March 18. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson 

Second dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: FAQs about blood clots, safety, risks and symptoms

Answers to key questions about rare blood clots linked to AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, including risks, symptoms and whether people who have had one AstraZeneca shot should have a second.
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What’s the ‘Indian’ variant responsible for Victoria’s outbreak and how effective are vaccines against it?

The COVID-19 variant responsible for Victoria's latest outbreak is one of three Indian variant sub-types, which spreads more easily than the original strain. Here's what we know so far.
This giant effigy of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is intended to be burned as part of the Holika Dahan, during which the demon Holika is led to the stake on the eve of the Holi celebrations, a popular Hindu festival. Sujit Jaiswal/AFP

RNA vaccines: what protection do they provide against Covid-19 variants?

One of the main fears regarding new SARS-CoV-2 variants is that they might be resistant to immunity granted by vaccines, including RNA vaccines.
Vanquishing the enemy? People stand in a quick moving line up at a mass vaccination centre during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ont., on May 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Confusing AstraZeneca warfare messaging: Destroy the COVID-19 enemy fast, but wait

Public officials are telling us simultaneously to move swiftly on vaccination and also to make thoughtful, reasoned choices about which vaccine we get. These messages are confusing and frustrating.

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