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Posted: April 20, 2021

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

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 1,661,085 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 1,164,179 have been administered, representing 70.1 percent of the total.

The data shows the Oklahoma City Area has received the largest number of vaccines. The 438,790 doses account for 26.4 percent of the total. Of that amount, 70.3 percent have been administered in the region.

With 247,165 doses distributed, the Navajo Area comes in second, accounting for 14.9 percent of the total across the IHS. Of those, 78.1 percent have been administered in the region.

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 19, 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 114,955 106,747
Bemidji 138,525 99,545
Billings 56,355 36,067
California 210,695 106,935
Great Plains 119,470 69,172
Nashville 78,935 54,002
Navajo 247,165 192,927
Oklahoma City 438,790 308,411
Phoenix 162,740 120,010
Portland 83,255 62,243
Tucson^ 10,200 8,120
Grand Total 1,661,085 1,164,179

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

Source: Indian Health Service (

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