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Vaccine shopping! How #GenXZeneca might be getting an edge over #TeamPfizer and the #ModernaMob

A year ago, the idea of shopping for your favourite vaccine didn't exist. Now, the first question after one is vaccinated is often "which one did you get?" We explore the role branding is playing in the vaccine rollout.

Plus we talk frequent flyer points and whether you should "earn and burn"

People are shown getting vaccinations at a site in downtown Calgary, Alta. (Alberta Health Services)
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A year ago, the idea of shopping for your favourite vaccine didn't exist. Now, the first question after one is vaccinated is often "which one did you get?"

What role is branding playing in the vaccine rollout? We look at whether it's a booster shot to the effort to immunize the nation.


Do you rack up credit card points or frequent flyer miles, hoarding them toward your dream post-pandemic getaway? Watch out! The value of your points might be about to drop.

Find out why you should "earn and burn" those points.


And we check-in on four regular Canadians living through a year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the third edition of "Contact Tracing," producer Tracy Fuller speaks with folks navigating Canada's economic recovery from the coronavirus.


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