5 best, worst states for flu shot coverage

West Virginia has the highest rate of flu vaccine coverage among adults, according to a new ranking from the personal finance website WalletHub.

WalletHub compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 18 different measures related to vaccination rates and disparities among all age groups. Metrics included flu vaccination rates among both adults and children. Researchers used data from several different sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, CDC and Health Resources and Services Administration to compile the ranking.

Five best states for flu shot coverage:

  1. West Virginia
  2. Washington
  3. Minnesota
  4. Maryland
  5. Rhode Island

Five worst states for flu shot coverage:

  1. Louisiana
  2. Tennessee
  3. Texas
  4. Indiana
  5. Wyoming

To view the full rankings and methodology, click here.

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