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Posted: July 15, 2021


The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of July 12, 2021.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 1,765,415 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 1,457,109 have been administered, representing 82.5 percent of the total.

The number of vaccines distributed by the IHS increased by 0.3 percent from the week prior, according to the figures. Meanwhile, the number of vaccines administered increased by 0.6 percent.

The Oklahoma City Area continues to account for the most vaccines received (441,410) and administered (368,258). The Navajo Area comes in second (254,105 distributed, 233,987 administered) while the California Area comes in third (221,605 distributed, 154,454 administered).

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 July 12, 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 131,165 133,678
Bemidji 152,885 123,796
Billings 61,795 45,690
California 221,605 154,454
Great Plains 127,080 90,493
Nashville 91,355 71,792
Navajo 254,105 233,987
Oklahoma City 441,410 368,258
Phoenix 175,400 150,901
Portland 96,545 75,694
Tucson 12,070 8,366
Grand Total 1,765,415 1,457,109

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and anticipated to be delivered by July 4, 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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