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Survey shows most Greek people want Covid-19 vaccine

The great majority of Greek people are willing to be vaccinated against Covid-19, according to a survey published by news portal Political on Tuesday.

Athens, 12 January 2021 (dpa/MIA) – The great majority of Greek people are willing to be vaccinated against Covid-19, according to a survey published by news portal Political on Tuesday.

About 74 per cent of respondents said they wanted to get the jab, while 22 per cent expressed concerns or did not want to be inoculated, according to the survey of around 1,000 people conducted by Opinion Poll.

This was up from 67 per cent who wanted the vaccine in December.

The numbers indicate a change in public opinion on the vaccine, as a survey in September found that 42 per cent of people did not want to be vaccinated.

According to the government, some 50,000 people have been inoculated in Greece so far.

Public life has largely been shut down in the country and only supermarkets and pharmacies are allowed to open.

Anyone who wants to go on the street – for instance to see a doctor, care for older family members, go grocery shopping or exercise – has to inform a civil service via text message.

The lockdown is to remain in place until January 18 at least.

Authorities reported 444 new infections on Monday. More than 5,300 people have died from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

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