All of Greece in line for free flu shots

July 31, 2009 at 11:44 AM

ATHENS, Greece, July 31 (UPI) -- Everyone in Greece, including illegal immigrants, will be inoculated for free against the H1N1 flu virus, the government announced Friday.

Health Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos estimated the project will take about 24 million doses to combat swine flu. Vaccinations will begin as soon as the European Union approves the plan, the Athens News Agency reported.

Avramopoulos said a worst-case scenario would mean about 30 percent to 40 percent of the world's population would contract the virus.

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