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Posted: May 5, 2021

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of May 3, 2021.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 1,687,015 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 1,264,080 have been administered, representing 74.9 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 percent of the total. Of that amount, 75.7 percent have been administered in the region.

With 247,165 doses distributed, the Navajo Area comes in second, accounting for 14.7 percent of the total across the IHS. Of those, nearly 82 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 May 3, 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 116,155 114,632
Bemidji 144,735 110,546
Billings  57,255  38,669
California 214,795 125,476
Great Plains 122,810  76,439
Nashville  82,005  61,235
Navajo 247,165 202,385
Oklahoma City 438,790 332,485
Phoenix 164,610 128,334
Portland  86,625  66,394
Tucson^  12,070   7,485
Grand Total 1,687,015 1,264,080

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and anticipated to be delivered by April 30, 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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