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Posted: February 6, 2023

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The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration as of February 5, 2023.

According to the data, the IHS has distributed 4,118,150 COVID-19 vaccine doses across 11 areas of Indian Country. Of that amount, 2,371,901 have been administered, representing 57.6 percent of the total.

The Oklahoma City Area continues to account for the most vaccines received (867,365) and administered (532,183). 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 670,760 doses received and 428,657 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 488,390 doses and administered 235,623, while the Phoenix Area accounts for 461,295 doses received and 267,101 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 February 5, 2023, the IHS is distributing all COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized or approved in the U.S., including Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson and Novavax. 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).

Total Doses Distributed

Area Total Doses Distributed* Total Doses Administered**
Albuquerque 280,100 202,257
Bemidji 329,070 186,471
Billings 193,960 88,998
California 488,390 235,623
Great Plains 379,230 185,110
Nashville 209,950 116,382
Navajo 670,760 428,657
Oklahoma City 867,365 532,183
Phoenix 461,295 267,101
Portland 216,010 114,406
Tucson 22,020 14,913
Grand Total 4,118,150 2,371,901

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and delivered by February 3, 2023, 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.

Data Source: Indian Health Service (

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