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Posted: June 1, 2022

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The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of May 29, 2022.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 3,024,130 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 2,211,144 have been administered, representing 73.1 percent of the total.

The Oklahoma City Area, where COVID-19 cases increased considerably following the availability of the vaccine in the spring of 2021, continues to account for the most vaccines received (692,765) and administered (514,853).

The Navajo Area, where the pandemic has exacted a disproportionate toll since the spring of 2020, comes in second overall, with 450,280 doses distributed and 386,254 administered.

The California Area comes in third in terms of COVID-19 vaccine doses distributed (360,130 distributed, 224,051 administered).

Meanwhile, the Phoenix Area accounts for the third highest in terms of vaccines administered (340,605 distributed, 246,926 administered). The Phoenix Area has been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 as well.

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 29, 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 73%. The IHS jurisdiction is administering all available full doses in accordance with FDA guidance.

Area Total Doses Distributed* Total Doses Administered**
Albuquerque 203,890 187,310
Bemidji 246,420 176,507
Billings 134,130 80,097
California 360,130 224,051
Great Plains 251,830 164,456
Nashville 160,840 109,960
Navajo 450,280 386,254
Oklahoma City 692,765 514,853
Phoenix 340,605 246,926
Portland 166,250 108,282
Tucson 16,990 12,448
Grand Total 3,024,130 2,211,144

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and delivered by May 27, 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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