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Posted: February 26, 2021
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The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing vaccination distribution and administration for the first time.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 777,955 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country, as of February 22, 2021. Of that amount, 444,068 have been administered, representing 57 percent of the total amount.

Among the 11 areas of the IHS, the Oklahoma City Area has received the largest number of doses. The 247,830 doses account for 31.8 percent of the total. Of that amount, nearly 42 percent have been administered in the region.

With 134,355 doses distributed, the Navajo Area accounts for 17.2 percent of the total amount. Of those, 56.8 percent have been administered in the region as of February 22.

According to the IHS, vaccination distribution and administration will be updated weekly.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration by IHS Area

As of February 22, 2021, the IHS is distributing vaccine allocations of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine. The table below shows the total number of vaccine doses distributed and administered per IHS Area to date.

Area Total Doses Distributed* Total Doses Administered**
Albuquerque 61,295 49,818
Bemidji 45,275 35,010
Billings 21,175 19,163
California 62,795 28,607
Great Plains 54,970 32,727
Nashville 31,525 19,832
Navajo 134,355 76,359
Oklahoma City 247,830 103,949
Phoenix 78,890 48,844
Portland 35,045 27,569
Tucson^ 4,800 2,190
Grand Total 777,955 444,068

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and anticipated to be delivered by end of week February 15, 2021, delays such as weather may impact full delivery by the end of the week.

**Administered Data Source: CDC Clearinghouse data from Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) and IHS Central Aggregator Service (CAS). Data in the CDC Clearinghouse reflects prior day data (February 21, 2021). Data may be different than actual data as there are known CDC data lags and ongoing quality review of data including resolving data errors.

^Tucson Area vaccine administration data is currently being validated.

Note: Alaska Area – all tribes chose to receive COVID-19 vaccine from the State of Alaska.

Source: Indian Health Service (

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