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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease 2019

The Indian Health Service continues to work closely with our tribal partners and state and local public health officials to coordinate a comprehensive public health response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The federal government is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners, to respond to this public health threat.

The IHS has received nearly $3 billion in funding to provide resources for IHS, tribal, and urban Indian health programs to prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. We have worked closely with tribes and urban Indian organizations throughout this pandemic to get resources out to facilities as quickly as possible.

The IHS is committed to COVID-19 vaccine availability for all individuals within our health system. The IHS is working diligently with our CDC partners to report and validate vaccine administration data. Information on the number of COVID-19 vaccines administered across the IHS can be found on the CDC COVID Data Tracker Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  in the Federal Entities section.

More information on the IHS response can be found in the IHS Covid-19 Response 100 Day Review [PDF – 411 KB] and Executive Summary [PDF – 207 KB]. This report covers actions taken by the IHS to support federal, tribal, and Urban Indian Organizations between March 6, 2020 through June 14, 2020.

For the latest general information about COVID-19, we encourage everyone to periodically review CDC’s COVID-19 webpage Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  .

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration by IHS Area

As of May 17, 2021, the IHS is distributing vaccine allocations of the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine. The table below shows the total number of vaccine doses distributed and administered per IHS Area to date. The overall administration rate for the IHS jurisdiction is 77 percent however, Area administration rates vary. For example, Albuquerque Area is reaching nearly 100 percent administration rate which may be due to vaccine overfill in the vials for both Pfizer and Moderna products. In accordance with FDA guidance, all available full doses may be administered.

Area Total Doses Distributed* Total Doses Administered**
Albuquerque 119,895 118,700
Bemidji 147,075 115,429
Billings 57,255 40,241
California 217,495 137,526
Great Plains 125,150 79,285
Nashville 84,675 65,531
Navajo 247,265 209,995
Oklahoma City 438,790 342,826
Phoenix 166,280 134,848
Portland 89,565 69,646
Tucson^ 12,070 7,950^
Grand Total 1,705,515 1,321,977

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and anticipated to be delivered by May 14, 2021.

**Administered Data Source: CDC Clearinghouse data from Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) and IHS Central Aggregator Service (CAS). Data in the CDC Clearinghouse reflects prior day data. Data may be different than actual data as there are known CDC data lags and ongoing quality review of data including resolving data errors.

^The Tucson Area vaccine administration data is currently being validated.

Note: Alaska Area – all tribes chose to receive COVID-19 vaccine from the State of Alaska.

COVID-19 Cases by IHS Area

Data are reported from IHS, tribal, and urban Indian organization facilities, though reporting by tribal and urban programs is voluntary. Data reflect cases reported to the IHS through 11:59 pm on May 16, 2021.

IHS Area
positive *
7-day rolling
positivity *
Alaska 608,331 12,074 519,041 2.3% 0.9%
Albuquerque 95,001 8,226 66,533 11.0% 3.7%
Bemidji 169,594 11,740 154,407 7.1% 5.1%
Billings 100,638 7,433 89,854 7.6% 1.8%
California 84,195 8,155 72,634 10.1% 1.8%
Great Plains 145,452 14,346 130,592 9.9% 2.4%
Nashville 79,676 6,266 72,571 7.9% 4.1%
Navajo 256,603 32,107 177,602 15.3% 4.5%
Oklahoma City 507,194 61,016 441,292 12.1% 1.7%
Phoenix 183,775 24,137 159,060 13.2% 5.3%
Portland 122,957 8,194 114,391 6.7% 7.5%
Tucson 27,085 2,789 24,142 10.4% 3.0%
TOTAL 2,380,501 196,483 2,022,119 8.9% 2.7%

* Cumulative percent positive and 7-day rolling average positivity are updated three days per week.

IHS COVID-19 Dashboard

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Website last updated May 17, 2021