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Half of Greeks set to avoid swine flu jab

Almost one in two Greeks say they will not get the H1N1 vaccine when it becomes available, despite the government’s plans to inoculate the entire population against the potentially fatal virus. According to a survey conducted by the University of Athens and the Opinion polling company, 33.3 percent of some 3,000 households questioned said they would «definitely not» be getting the jab, while 14.3 percent said they would «probably not» got to the special inoculation centers being set up around the country. One in five of those questioned said that there is «no chance» of them being infected by the virus, which has killed more than 3,000 people worldwide this year, in the next six months. One in three said that there is only «a small chance» that they will contract swine flu.