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Posted: March 31, 2022

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The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of March 28, 2022.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 2,852,130 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 2,160,968 have been administered, representing about 75.8 percent of the total.

The Oklahoma City Area, where COVID-19 cases increased considerably following the availability of the vaccine in the spring of 2020, continues to account for the most vaccines received (667,065) and administered (509,039). The Navajo Area, where the pandemic has exacted a disproportionate toll since the spring of 2020, comes in second (421,880 distributed, 377,022 administered) while the California Area

The Phoenix Area also accounts for a large number (316,705 distributed, 239,973 administered). The Phoenix Area has been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 as well.

In all four areas, the number of vaccines distributed increased from a week ago on March 21, as did the number of vaccines 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 IHS federal data.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration by IHS Area

As of March 28, 2022, the IHS is distributing all three COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized or approved in the U.S, including Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson. The table below shows the total number of vaccine doses distributed and administered to date, per IHS Area, for facilities that chose to receive vaccine through the IHS jurisdiction. The data includes COVID-19 vaccinations administered to all ages and specialty groups authorized for emergency use or fully licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The IHS administration rate is 76%. The IHS jurisdiction is administering all available full doses in accordance with FDA guidance.

Area Total Doses Distributed* Total Doses Administered**
Albuquerque 192,190 183,989
Bemidji 231,420 172,782
Billings 126,530 77,803
California 343,230 217,608
Great Plains 229,630 156,827
Nashville 152,440 108,082
Navajo 421,880 377,022
Oklahoma City 667,065 509,039
Phoenix 316,705 239,973
Portland 155,050 105,998
Tucson 15,990 11,845
Grand Total 2,852,130 2,160,968

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and delivered by March 25, 2022, 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 COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration by IHS Area data is only reflective of 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 one tribe that chose the IHS jurisdiction for vaccine distribution.

Source: Indian Health Service (

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