Last updated: 7 august, 2009 - 16:32 GMT

Swine flu vaccine: the global race

A patient receives a swine flu vaccination in Adelaide, Australia

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The World Health Organisation says the first batch of new vaccines to combat swine flu should be available next month.

Manufacturers around the world have been racing to prepare a vaccine, but governments face tough decisions about who will get it and how soon.

Last month, the WHO reported the pandemic had reached 150 countries and warned that it could infect two billion people over the next two years.

First broadcast 7 August 2009

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