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Posted: August 11, 2021

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The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of August 9, 2021.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 1,803,185 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 1,507,551 have been administered, representing 83.6 percent of the total.

The number of vaccines distributed by the IHS increased by 0.5 percent from the week prior, according to a comparison of data from August 2. Meanwhile, the number of vaccines administered increased by 0.9 percent.

The Oklahoma City Area continues to account for the most vaccines received (454,210) and administered (381,744). The Navajo Area comes in second (257,805 distributed, 240,749 administered) while the California Area comes in third (224,745 distributed, 158,290 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 9, 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 84 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 133,065 136,116
Bemidji 154,985 125,966
Billings 64,895 48,101
California 224,745 158,290
Great Plains 128,620 96,776
Nashville 92,625 74,183
Navajo 257,805 240,749
Oklahoma City 454,210 381,744
Phoenix 182,730 158,440
Portland 96,985 77,448
Tucson 12,520 9,738
Grand Total 1,803,185 1,507,551

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and anticipated to be delivered by August 6, 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:The administration and distribution data only reflects data for facilities that chose the IHS jurisdiction for vaccine distribution. Alaska Area data is not reported as all tribes chose to receive COVID-19 vaccine from the State of Alaska. The Tucson Area data only includes the one tribe that chose the IHS jurisdiction for vaccine distribution.

Source: Indian Health Service (

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