The OIG has issued two reports on pandemic influenza preparedness. The first report determines the extent to which selected states and localities have prepared for a medical surge in response to an influenza pandemic and have conducted and documented exercises that test their medical surge preparedness. The OIG found that while progress is being made, more needs to be done to improve states' and localities' ability to respond to an influenza pandemic. The second report, which examines vaccine and antiviral drug distribution and dispensing, again concludes that while the majority of selected localities had begun planning to distribute and dispense vaccines and antiviral drugs, more needs to be done to improve localities' ability to respond to an influenza pandemic.