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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

IHS CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration

The Indian Health Service is distributing vaccine allocations of the Pfizer vaccine, Moderna vaccine, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine. All three COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States have been determined to be safe and effective in preventing severe COVID-19 illness, hospitalization, and death. The IHS supports CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations for vaccine release.

Facilities Receiving Vaccine from IHS

Federal, tribal, and urban facilities that receive the COVID-19 vaccine from the IHS [PDF - 279 KB].

On December 1, HHS announced that all tribal health programs and urban Indian organizations have chosen their preferred method for receiving a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. Tribal health programs and urban Indian organizations had the option of receiving the vaccine either through the IHS or their respective state.