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Posted: October 19, 2022

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The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of October 16, 2022.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 3,673,930 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 2,304,522 have been administered, representing 66.5 percent of the total.

The Oklahoma City Area continues to account for the most vaccines received (807,965) and administered (525,011). 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 562,680 doses received and 410,648 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 433,030 doses and administered 231,074, while the Phoenix Area accounts for 419,505 doses received and 259,444 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 October 16, 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).

Area Total Doses Distributed* Total Doses Administered**
Albuquerque 246,390 195,169
Bemidji 300,420 182,213
Billings 166,730 84,503
California 433,030 231,074
Great Plains 325,830 177,875
Nashville 194,040 113,937
Navajo 562,680 410,648
Oklahoma City 807,965 525,011
Phoenix 419,505 259,444
Portland 197,850 111,684
Tucson 19,490 12,964
Grand Total 3,673,930 2,304,522

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and delivered by October 14, 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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