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Posted: November 28, 2022

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The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of November 27, 2022.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 3,862,270 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 2,341,823 have been administered, representing 60.6 percent of the total.

The Oklahoma City Area continues to account for the most vaccines received (838,965) and administered (528,904). 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 621,820 doses received and 420,503 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 460,130 doses and administered 233,658, while the Phoenix Area accounts for 437,555 doses received and 263,403 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 November 27, 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 264,190 199,244
Bemidji 314,670 185,019
Billings 183,820 86,948
California 460,130 233,658
Great Plains 311,290 181,268
Nashville 202,140 115,325
Navajo 621,820 420,503
Oklahoma City 838,965 528,904
Phoenix 437,555 263,403
Portland 207,500 113,297
Tucson 20,190 14,254
Grand Total 3,862,270 2,341,823

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and delivered by November 25, 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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