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Posted: August 22, 2022

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The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of August 21, 2022.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 3,305,130 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 2,268,376 have been administered, representing 68.6 percent of the total.

Compared to a week prior, the number of doses distributed increased by almost 0.7 percent. The number of vaccines administered grew by nearly 0.2 percent.

The Oklahoma City Area continues to account for the most vaccines received (739,765) and administered (520,817). COVID-19 cases increased considerably in the region following the availability of the vaccine in the spring of 2021.

The Navajo Area comes in second overall, with 498,480 doses received and 401,491 administered. The pandemic has exacted a disproportionate toll on the largest reservation in the U.S. since the spring of 2020.

Two other regions with large populations also account for significant shares of the IHS supply. The California Area has received 398,130 doses and administered 228,632, while the Phoenix Area accounts for 375,505 doses received and 254,732 administered.

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 August 21, 2022, the IHS is distributing all COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized or approved in the U.S., including Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson and Novavax. 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 69% of doses received. The IHS jurisdiction is administering all available full doses in accordance with FDA guidance.

Area Total Doses Distributed* Total Doses Administered**
Albuquerque 221,290 191,820
Bemidji 266,620 179,533
Billings 150,330 82,948
California 398,130 228,632
Great Plains 285,130 172,862
Nashville 172,540 112,485
Navajo 498,480 401,491
Oklahoma City 739,765 520,817
Phoenix 375,505 254,732
Portland 179,450 110,094
Tucson 17,890 12,962
Grand Total 3,305,130 2,268,376

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and delivered by August 19, 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.

Data Source: Indian Health Service (

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