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Posted: June 23, 2021


The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of June 21, 2021.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 1,750,115 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 1,364,528 have been administered, representing nearly 78 percent of the total.

The number of vaccines distributed by the IHS increased by less than 1 percent from the week prior, according to the figures. In contrast, the number of vaccines administered decreased by 3.2 percent.

The IHS does not explain the anomaly. But it appears that a number of areas adjusted the number of vaccines they administered downward since June 11.

Only the Oklahoma City Area reported an increase in vaccines administered. The Tucson Area also reported an increase but the IHS said the figures from this region are still being “validated.”

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 COVID-19 vaccine supplies from the state, so their region is not included in the data.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration by IHS Area

As of June 21, 2021, the IHS is distributing vaccine allocations of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. The Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccines are currently on backorder, but redistribution from other sites will be coordinated if sites request this vaccine. The table below shows the total number of vaccine doses distributed and administered per IHS Area to date, including COVID-19 vaccinations administered to all ages authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The IHS administration rate is 78 percent. Some Areas, 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.The IHS jurisdiction is administering all available full doses in accordance with FDA guidance.

Area Total Doses Distributed* Total Doses Administered**
Albuquerque 131,065 124,595
Bemidji 151,785 117,099
Billings 59,995 41,589
California 220,205 147,507
Great Plains 125,930 81,923
Nashville 90,455 67,751
Navajo 249,605 212,343
Oklahoma City 440,160 353,728
Phoenix 173,000 137,357
Portland 95,845 72,095
Tucson^ 12,070 8,541
Grand Total 1,750,115 1,364,528

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and anticipated to be delivered by June 18, 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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