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Posted: April 6, 2021


The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of April 5, 2021.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 1,562,837 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 1,029,647 have been administered, representing 65.9 percent of the total.

The data shows that the IHS met its target to vaccinate at least 1 million people by the end of March.

According to the data, the Oklahoma City Area has received the largest number of vaccines. The 432,410 doses account for about 27.7 percent of the total. Of that amount, 62.1 percent have been administered in the region.

With 246,065 doses distributed, the Navajo Area comes in second, accounting for 15.7 percent of the total across the IHS. Of those, 74.6 percent have been administered in the region as of April 5.

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 April 5, 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 112,155 97,271
Bemidji 118,105 85,214
Billings 51,015 32,565
California 179,285 83,254
Great Plains 107,150 62,750
Nashville 74,867 45,197
Navajo 246,065 183,651
Oklahoma City 432,410 268,566
Phoenix 155,500 109,095
Portland 77,285 55,874
Tucson^ 9,000 6,210
Grand Total 1,562,837 1,029,647

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and anticipated to be delivered by March 29, 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. 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.


Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

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