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Posted: May 20, 2022

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The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of May 15, 2022.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 2,980,930 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 2,201,385 have been administered, representing almost 73.9 percent of the total.

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 May 15, 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 74%. The IHS jurisdiction is administering all available full doses in accordance with FDA guidance.

Area Total Doses Distributed* Total Doses Administered**
Albuquerque 200,190 186,593
Bemidji 242,820 175,731
Billings 131,730 79,627
California 356,330 222,948
Great Plains 246,130 163,122
Nashville 159,040 109,648
Navajo 443,380 384,207
Oklahoma City 686,965 513,816
Phoenix 334,105 245,563
Portland 163,650 107,777
Tucson 16,590 12,353
Grand Total 2,980,930 2,201,385

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and delivered by May 13, 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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