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Swine Flu Vaccination Begins in Iceland

Healthcare workers, the first priority group in Iceland, were vaccinated for the H1N1 swine flu virus yesterday. The next delivery of vaccines will arrive next week and a total of 75,000 people are expected to be vaccinated by the end of November.

The hospital in Fossvogur, Reykjavík.

The next priority group is police officers and firefighters. Then patients and pregnant women will be vaccinated. At the end of November and in early December, the vaccine is expected to be available to everyone else, Fréttabladid reports.

Forty people have been admitted to hospital infected with the H1N1 virus. Four people are critically ill in intensive care, most of whom have underlying risk factors. A total of 323 people have been diagnosed with the swine flu in Iceland.

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