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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 April 19, 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.

Area Total Doses Distributed* Total Doses Administered**
Albuquerque 114,955 106,747
Bemidji 138,525 99,545
Billings 56,355 36,067
California 210,695 106,935
Great Plains 119,470 69,172
Nashville 78,935 54,002
Navajo 247,165 192,927
Oklahoma City 438,790 308,411
Phoenix 162,740 120,010
Portland 83,255 62,243
Tucson^ 10,200 8,120
Grand Total 1,661,085 1,164,179

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and anticipated to be delivered by April 12, 2021, delays such as weather may impact full delivery by the end of the week.

**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 April 18, 2021.

IHS Area
positive *
7-day rolling
positivity *
Alaska 580,179 11,802 494,543 2.3% 1.4%
Albuquerque 92,737 8,133 63,739 11.3% 4.3%
Bemidji 158,638 11,072 144,179 7.1% 6.7%
Billings 97,531 7,373 86,921 7.8% 0.9%
California 78,375 7,861 67,307 10.5% 5.5%
Great Plains 141,781 14,236 127,018 10.1% 3.0%
Nashville 75,874 6,073 68,962 8.1% 5.2%
Navajo 244,202 31,574 167,665 15.8% 3.4%
Oklahoma City 485,837 60,483 420,256 12.6% 2.6%
Phoenix 177,257 23,764 152,671 13.5% 4.7%
Portland 115,338 7,835 107,034 6.8% 12.5%
Tucson 26,071 2,762 23,155 10.7% 5.2%
TOTAL 2,273,820 192,968 1,923,450 9.1% 3.6%

* 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 April 19, 2021