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Posted: March 2, 2021

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of March 1, 2021.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 872,855 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 573,035 have been administered, representing 65.6 percent of the total.

Among the 11 areas of the IHS, the Oklahoma City Area has received the largest number of vaccines. The 273,600 doses account for 31.3 percent of the total. Of that amount, 50.6 percent have been administered in the region.

With 148,345 doses distributed, the Navajo Area comes in second, accounting for 17 percent of the total across the IHS. Of those, 75 percent have been administered in the region as of March 1

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 supplies from the state, so their region is not included in the data.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration by IHS Area

As of March 1, 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 68,835 58,828
Bemidji 52,615 43,192
Billings 25,715 21,447
California 73,075 37,690
Great Plains 62,450 40,625
Nashville 36,095 24,490
Navajo 148,345 111,353
Oklahoma City 273,600 138,548
Phoenix 87,840 59,607
Portland 39,085 33,455
Tucson^ 5,200 3,800
Grand Total 872,855 573,035

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and anticipated to be delivered by February 26, 2021.

**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. Data may be different than actual data as there are known CDC data lags and ongoing quality review of data including resolving data errors.

^The 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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