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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 3, 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 116,155 114,632
Bemidji 144,735 110,546
Billings  57,255  38,669
California 214,795 125,476
Great Plains 122,810  76,439
Nashville  82,005  61,235
Navajo 247,165 202,385
Oklahoma City 438,790 332,485
Phoenix 164,610 128,334
Portland  86,625  66,394
Tucson^  12,070   7,485
Grand Total 1,687,015 1,264,080

*Distributed Data Source: IHS National Supply Service Center, includes total doses ordered and anticipated to be delivered by April 30, 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 May 9, 2021.

IHS Area
positive *
7-day rolling
positivity *
Alaska 602,120 12,014 513,521 2.3% 0.6%
Albuquerque 94,590 8,207 66,133 11.0% 5.2%
Bemidji 166,983 11,588 151,953 7.1% 5.8%
Billings 99,594 7,414 88,613 7.7% 1.9%
California 83,149 8,123 71,637 10.2% 5.5%
Great Plains 144,417 14,321 129,581 10.0% 2.0%
Nashville 78,883 6,233 71,812 8.0% 6.4%
Navajo 253,787 31,979 175,328 15.4% 4.7%
Oklahoma City 501,735 60,920 435,901 12.3% 2.8%
Phoenix 182,437 24,066 157,779 13.2% 6.5%
Portland 121,520 8,096 113,084 6.7% 4.9%
Tucson 26,820 2,783 23,883 10.4% 4.0%
TOTAL 2,356,035 195,744 1,999,225 8.9% 3.1%

* 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 10, 2021