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Posted: May 12, 2021


The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of May 10, 2021.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 1,693,055 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 1,294,338 have been administered, representing about 76.4 percent of the total.

The data shows the Oklahoma City Area has received the largest number of vaccines. The 438,790 doses account for 25.9 percent of the total. Of that amount, 77.1 percent have been administered in the region.

With 247,265 doses distributed, the Navajo Area comes in second, accounting for 14.6 percent of the total across the IHS. Of those, 82.9 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 10, 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. The overall administration rate for the IHS jurisdiction is 76 percent however, Area administration rates vary. For example, Albuquerque Area is reaching nearly 100 percent administration rate which may be due to vaccine overfill in the vials for both Pfizer and Moderna products. In accordance with FDA guidance, all available full doses may be administered.

Area Total Doses Distributed* Total Doses Administered**
Albuquerque 117,355 117,317
Bemidji 145,905 112,287
Billings 57,255 39,545
California 215,995 132,055
Great Plains 122,810 77,877
Nashville 82,705 63,885
Navajo 247,265 205,026
Oklahoma City 438,790 338,298
Phoenix 164,810 131,834
Portland 88,095 68,522
Tucson^ 12,070 7,692^
Grand Total 1,693,055 1,294,338

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and anticipated to be delivered by May 7, 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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