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Posted: March 16, 2021

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of March 15, 2021.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 1,243,035 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 761,646 have been administered, representing 61.2 percent of the total.

Among the 11 areas of the IHS, the Oklahoma City Area has received the largest number of vaccines. The 397,300 doses account for about 32 percent of the total. Of that amount, 47.2 percent have been administered in the region.

With 205,365 doses distributed, the Navajo Area comes in second, accounting for 16.5 percent of the total across the IHS. Of those, 75 percent have been administered in the region as of March 15.

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 15, 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 96,915 76,045
Bemidji 80,765 59,249
Billings 35,925 26,863
California 113,695 53,780
Great Plains 84,840 50,670
Nashville 47,395 32,228
Navajo 205,365 154,164
Oklahoma City 397,300 187,677
Phoenix 119,110 75,180
Portland 54,925 40,770
Tucson^ 6,800 5,020
Grand Total 1,243,035 761,646

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and anticipated to be delivered by March 12, 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.

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