Some bad news coming out for people living in the Lone Star state. Contrary to what Jenny McCarthy is telling you, vaccines are an essential piece of the puzzle for those attempting to prevent disease outbreaks in our nation and around the world. Many fatal diseases have been drastically reduced due to vaccinations including polio, measles, chickenpox and more.

Many households are also beginning to get their flu shots to help keep them and their families healthy during flu season. The personal-finance website WalletHub decided to look at all 50 states and the District of Columbia to see which states are the best vaccinated and which could be doing a lot better to keep this flu season under control.

When looking at the results of the report, Texas did poorly when it came to vaccinating their families. Texas was in the bottom 3 of states with the lowest flu vaccination coverage rate among adults. Texas was also the worst highest share of the civilian noninstitutionalized population without health insurance coverage. To see how Texas did in the entire report, read below. You can also read the entire report on the WalletHub website.

Vaccination in Texas (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

  • 27th – Influenza Vaccination Rate in Children Aged 6 Months to 17 Years Old
  • 40th – Share of Teenagers aged 13-17 Years Old with Up-To-Date HPV Vaccination
  • 21st – Share of Teenagers aged 13-17 Years Old with Men ACWY Vaccination
  • 49th – Flu Vaccination Coverage Rate Among Adults
  • 32nd – Share of Adults with Tetanus Vaccination
  • 38th – Share of Adults Aged 60 Years and Older with Zoster Vaccination
  • 33rd – Share of Children 19-35 Months old Living in Poverty with Combined 7-Vaccine Series
  • 51st – Share of Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population without Health Insurance Coverage
  • 42nd – Share of Children Under 6 Years Old Participating in an Immunization Information System