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Posted: August 4, 2021


The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of August 2, 2021.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 1,794,105 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 1,493,519 have been administered, representing about 83.2 percent of the total.

The number of vaccines distributed by the IHS increased by 0.8 percent from the week prior, according to a comparison of data from July 26. Meanwhile, the number of vaccines administered increased by nearly 0.9 percent.

The Oklahoma City Area continues to account for the most vaccines received (451,960) and administered (377,280). The Navajo Area comes in second (256,905 distributed, 238,977 administered) while the California Area comes in third (223,705 distributed, 157,239 administered).

In all three areas, the number of doses administered, as well as the number of doses distributed, increased from the week prior.

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 August 2, 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 83 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 131,265 135,474
Bemidji 154,085 125,388
Billings 63,995 47,463
California 223,705 157,239
Great Plains 128,480 95,000
Nashville 92,205 73,492
Navajo 256,905 238,977
Oklahoma City 451,960 377,280
Phoenix 182,140 156,608
Portland 96,845 77,003
Tucson 12,520 9,595
Grand Total 1,794,105 1,493,519

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and anticipated to be delivered by July 27, 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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