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Posted: March 31, 2021

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of March 29, 2021.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 1,464,827 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 947,799 have been administered, representing 54.5 percent of the total.

Among the 11 areas of the IHS, the Oklahoma City Area has received the largest number of vaccines. The 425,560 doses account for 29 percent of the total. Of that amount, 55.3 percent have been administered in the region.

With 238,085 doses distributed, the Navajo Area comes in second, accounting for 16.2 percent of the total across the IHS. Of those, 74.4 percent have been administered in the region as of March 29.

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 29, 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 110,455 91,246
Bemidji 107,895 78,320
Billings 46,775 30,513
California 152,945 73,993
Great Plains 99,770 59,843
Nashville 64,087 40,467
Navajo 238,085 177,180
Oklahoma City 425,560 235,404
Phoenix 144,650 102,116
Portland 66,805 52,507
Tucson^ 7,800 6,210
Grand Total 1,464,827 947,799

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and anticipated to be delivered by March 22, 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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