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Posted: March 9, 2021

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of March 8, 2021.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 1,125,565 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 670,393 have been administered, representing 59.6 percent of the total.

Among the 11 areas of the IHS, the Oklahoma City Area has received the largest number of vaccines. The 364,050 doses account for 32.3 percent of the total. Of that amount, 44.5 percent have been administered in the region.

With 189,705 doses distributed, the Navajo Area comes in second, accounting for about 16.8 percent of the total across the IHS. Of those, 72.1 percent have been administered in the region as of March 8.

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 8, 2021, the IHS is distributing vaccine allocations of the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen 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 89,375 66,837
Bemidji 67,655 50,786
Billings 31,385 24,382
California 97,595 45,686
Great Plains 77,360 45,241
Nashville 43,995 28,513
Navajo 189,705 136,814
Oklahoma City 364,050 161,976
Phoenix 108,690 68,865
Portland 49,355 36,873
Tucson^ 6,400 4,420
Grand Total 1,125,565 670,393

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and anticipated to be delivered by March 5, 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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