Knox County Health Department Extends Hours for Immunizations

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Knox County Health Department Extends Hours for Immunizations

Posted: 07/21/2015
Beginning July 27, the Knox County Health Department will offer extended hours to better accommodate parents seeking back-to-school vaccinations for their children. Knox County Health Department’s Travel and Immunization Clinic, and West and Teague Clinics will be open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday from July 27 through August 7. 

All students entering preschool, kindergarten or seventh grade and those entering a Tennessee school for the first time should receive state-required immunizations. Before the first day of school, parents must also provide their child’s school with a state immunization certificate, which documents receipt of the vaccinations.

For those who choose to have their child vaccinated at the health department, there is an online registration form available which will be a time-saver for parents. At the appointment, parents should have their photo ID, insurance card if applicable, and their child’s vaccination record if they have it.

Appointments are available at the health department Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at each location:

• Main Offices and Clinic, 140 Dameron Avenue, 865-215-5071
• Teague Clinic, 405 Dante School Road, 865-215-5500
• West Clinic, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, 865-215-5950

Both the vaccinations and the state immunization certificates are available at physician offices or at health department locations noted above. Parents may contact their child’s physician or the Knox County Health Department Immunization Program office, 865-215-5150, to determine if their child has received the required vaccinations. More information, including a list of the state-required vaccinations by grade level, is on the health department's website at knoxcounty.org/health