60 million Europeans need swine flu vaccine

According to EU health commissioner Androulla Vassiliou sixty million Europeans will need priority vaccination against swine flu. This is the number of people across the EU most at risk from contracting the virus.

The real danger can be a fight between member states for vaccines. Some member states have already ordered large vaccine stockpiles. The European Commission calls for resource pooling, but some member states reject the whole idea (most notably, the UK).

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