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Posted: May 12, 2022

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The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of May 8, 2022.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 2,950,630 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 2,190,326 have been administered, representing about 74.1 percent of the total.

The Oklahoma City Area, where COVID-19 cases increased considerably following the availability of the vaccine in the spring of 2020, continues to account for the most vaccines received (685,365) and administered (513,018). The Navajo Area, where the pandemic has exacted a disproportionate toll since the spring of 2020, comes in second, with 440,880 doses distributed and 383,455 administered.

The California Area comes in third in terms of COVID-19 vaccine doses distributed (353,730 distributed, 221,302 administered). Meanwhile, the Phoenix Area accounts for the third highest in terms of vaccines administered (332,505 distributed, 244,789 administered). The Phoenix Area has been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 as well.

According to the IHS, vaccination distribution and administration will be updated weekly across the 11 areas that are receiving doses directly from the agency.

Tribal health facilities in Alaska have chosen to receive their COVID-19 vaccine supplies from the state, so their region is not included in the IHS federal data.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration by IHS Area

As of May 8, 2022, the IHS is distributing all three COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized or approved in the U.S, including Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson. The table below shows the total number of vaccine doses distributed and administered to date, per IHS Area, for facilities that chose to receive vaccine through the IHS jurisdiction. The data includes COVID-19 vaccinations administered to all ages and specialty groups authorized for emergency use or fully licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The IHS administration rate is 74%. The IHS jurisdiction is administering all available full doses in accordance with FDA guidance.

Area Total Doses Distributed* Total Doses Administered**
Albuquerque 198,490 186,231
Bemidji 240,320 175,207
Billings 131,130 79,433
California 353,730 221,302
Great Plains 242,830 162,500
Nashville 158,840 109,452
Navajo 440,880 383,455
Oklahoma City 685,365 513,018
Phoenix 332,505 244,789
Portland 162,850 107,585
Tucson 16,590 12,257
Grand Total 2,963,530 2,195,229

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and delivered by May 6, 2022, to facilities that chose the IHS jurisdiction for vaccine distribution.

**Administered Data Source: Data is reported from the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) and IHS Central Aggregator Service (CAS). Data may be different than data on the CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker due to lags and ongoing quality review of data, including resolving data errors.

Note:The COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration by IHS Area data is only reflective of facilities that chose the IHS jurisdiction for vaccine distribution. Alaska Area data is not reported as all tribes chose to receive COVID-19 vaccine from the State of Alaska. The Tucson Area data only includes one tribe that chose the IHS jurisdiction for vaccine distribution.

Source: Indian Health Service (

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