Texas gets top scores for H1N1 preparedness

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Texas is ranking top in the nation when it comes to being prepared for the virus.

A new report by The Trust for America's Health found Texas as one of seven states with nearly perfect readiness scores. States were graded on indicators like hospital preparedness and anti-viral stockpiling.

The only part where Texas came up short was the distribution of the vaccine, which is why health officials are urging you to get your shots.

"Where we have to dispense a lot of medication in a short period of time, that's where our weakness really shows and that's why we didn't get a perfect score," said Russell Hopkins, with the Northeast Texas Public Health District.

The state that scored the lowest on the report card was Montana.

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