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Posted: July 28, 2021


The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of July 19, 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, 1,470,246 have been administered, representing 82.5 percent of the total.

The number of vaccines distributed by the IHS did not increase at all from the week prior, according to a comparison of data from July 12. Meanwhile, the number of vaccines administered increased by 0.9 percent.

The Oklahoma City Area continues to account for the most vaccines received (441,410) and administered (371,116). The Navajo Area comes in second (254,105 distributed, 235,894 administered) while the California Area comes in third (221,605 distributed, 155,516 administered).

In all three areas, while the number of doses administered increased from the week prior, none of the regions received additional vaccines from the IHS.

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 19, 2021, the IHS is distributing 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 for those facilities that chose to receive vaccine through the IHS jurisdiction. The data includes COVID-19 vaccinations administered to all ages authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The IHS administration rate is 79 percent. Some Areas, for example, Albuquerque Area, approaches a 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 131,165 134,369
Bemidji 152,885 124,529
Billings 61,795 46,159
California 221,605 155,516
Great Plains 127,080 92,034
Nashville 91,355 72,289
Navajo 254,105 235,894
Oklahoma City 441,410 371,116
Phoenix 175,400 152,900
Portland 96,545 76,114
Tucson^ 12,070 9,326
Grand Total 1,765,415 1,470,246

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and anticipated to be delivered by July 16, 2021 to facilities that chose the IHS jurisdiction for vaccine distribution.

**Administered Data Source: Data is reported from the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) and IHS Central Aggregator Service (CAS). Data may be different than data on the CDC COVID-19 vaccine tracker due to 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. ^Tucson Area – the data is only reflective of the one tribe that chose the IHS jurisdiction for vaccine distribution.

Source: Indian Health Service (

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