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Posted: June 14, 2022

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The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of June 12, 2022.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 3,058,730 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 2,220,175 have been administered, representing 72.6 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 (699,765) and administered (515,712).

The Navajo Area, where the pandemic has exacted a disproportionate toll since the spring of 2020, comes in second overall, with 455,880 doses distributed and 388,762 administered.

The California Area comes in third in terms of COVID-19 vaccine doses distributed (365,330 distributed, 224,879 administered).

Meanwhile, the Phoenix Area accounts for the third highest in terms of vaccines administered (344,505 distributed, 248,142 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 June 12, 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 206,390 187,848
Bemidji 249,520 177,037
Billings 135,930 80,565
California 365,330 224,879
Great Plains 255,030 165,721
Nashville 162,240 110,421
Navajo 455,880 388,762
Oklahoma City 699,765 515,712
Phoenix 344,505 248,142
Portland 167,150 108,543
Tucson 16,990 12,545
Grand Total 3,058,730 2,220,175

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and delivered by June 10, 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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