Australia to Begin Vaccinating Against H1N1

Australia's health minister says drug regulators have approved an Australian-made vaccine for H1N1 and that the country will become one of the first to vaccinate against the illness.

Health Minister Nicola Roxon says the Therapeutic Drug Administration announced Friday that CSL Ltd.'s vaccine was approved.

She says: "This decision now paves the way for a national vaccination program to start later this month."

The World Health Organization has declared the H1N1 virus a pandemic that has killed more than 3,500 people worldwide.

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