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Australia will follow President Barack Obama's lead by committing up to 10 percent of its vaccine to the World Health Organization for distribution in the Asia-Pacific region, Roxon said.
But the vaccine eventually would be available to all Australians, she said.
WHO has said the swine flu strain has killed more than 3,500 people worldwide. Last week, it said the flu was declining in countries in the temperate region of the southern hemisphere including Australia, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa.
But Roxon said more than 300 Australians remained in the hospital with swine flu, including 56 patients in intensive care.
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