$2 Billion Dollars and Counting for H1N1 Flu Shots in Canada –


“In September, provincial and territorial health ministers predicted the cost of buying and delivering the vaccine at around $806-million, or about $16 per dose.

But based on these new estimates, the total cost is currently running at about $30 a shot –and climbing.”

Ow, double ow!   I am always a firm believe in following the money and in this case some drug companies are making an awful lot of money.

“Alberta has put its figure at $100 million.

By contrast, Alberta spends about $3.2-million on free seasonal flu shots annually.”

Alberta has a frugal system.  Imagine the increases in places like Ontario and BC?

“Dr. Richard Schabas, the medical officer of health for Ontario’s Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit tells the Globe he thinks swine flu has been “the most overhyped, overblown exercise I’ve ever been a part of,” noting that the virus is not causing high rates of serious disease or death.”

What cynical times we live in.   Have you had the H1N1 shot or will you get one? What do you think Cornwall?

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