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Posted: June 20, 2022

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

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 3,093,230 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 2,224,619 have been administered, representing 71.9 percent of the total.

The Oklahoma City Area continues to account for the most vaccines received (704,465) and administered (516,405). COVID-19 cases increased considerably in the region following the availability of the vaccine in the spring of 2021.

The Navajo Area comes in second overall, with 462,880 doses received and 389,658 administered. The pandemic has exacted a disproportionate toll on the largest reservation in the U.S. since the spring of 2020.

Two other regions with large populations also account for significant shares of the IHS supply. The California Area has received 369,630 doses and administered 225,353, while the Phoenix Area accounts for 347,805 doses received and 248,684 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 June 19, 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 72% of doses received. The IHS jurisdiction is administering all available full doses in accordance with FDA guidance.

Area Total Doses Distributed* Total Doses Administered**
Albuquerque 208,390 188,244
Bemidji 251,520 177,272
Billings 139,030 80,797
California 369,630 225,353
Great Plains 259,130 166,414
Nashville 163,840 110,550
Navajo 462,880 389,658
Oklahoma City 704,465 516,405
Phoenix 347,805 248,684
Portland 169,550 108,694
Tucson 16,990 12,548
Grand Total 3,093,230 2,224,619

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and delivered by June 17, 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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