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Provincial tally in fight against H1N1 outbreak tops $12.3M

The battle against H1N1 in Nova Scotia hasn’t been cheap.

The battle against H1N1 in Nova Scotia hasn’t been cheap.

According to figures from the province’s Health Promotion and Protection Department, as of Jan. 13 the government has spent $12,386,417 on the outbreak.

One of the biggest costs has been the H1N1 vaccine — at just less than $3 million. The figure represents Nova Scotia’s 40 per cent share of the cost the province is sharing with the federal government.

Other significant costs include $5.2 million for ventilators, $1.44 million for supplies needed for the immunization programs and $1 million for masks.

The province reportedly estimated it would spend about $20 million on H1N1.

No new cases
There have been no new cases of H1N1 reported since last month.