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Posted: July 7, 2021

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of June 28, 2021.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 1,753,815 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 1,437,539 have been administered, representing nearly 82 percent of the total.

The number of vaccines distributed by the IHS increased by 0.2 percent from the week prior, according to the figures. Meanwhile, the number of vaccines administered increased by about 5.3 percent.

The seemingly large increase in administration rate can be attributed to an anomaly in IHS data from June 21. For unexplained reasons, the number of COVID-19 vaccines decreased across the system.

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 28, 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 82 percent. Some Areas, for example, Albuquerque Area, exceeds 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 131,165 132,294
Bemidji 152,235 122,866
Billings 60,445 44,772
California 220,955 152,815
Great Plains 125,930 88,825
Nashville 91,005 70,808
Navajo 249,605 230,955
Oklahoma City 441,060 364,247
Phoenix 173,100 146,556
Portland 96,245 75,035
Tucson 12,070 8,366
Grand Total 1,753,815 1,437,539

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and anticipated to be delivered by June 25, 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.

Note: Alaska Area – all tribes chose to receive COVID-19 vaccine from the State of Alaska.

Source: Indian Health Service (

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