Each fall the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) partners with Knox County elementary and middle schools, private schools, Head Starts, and child care facilities to offer influenza vaccinations or FluMist in the school setting to eligible children.
Influenza usually enters a community through children, and children are known to be the major transmitter of flu to other persons. This collaborative effort creates a healthier community and helps keep our children in school and schools open.
No child will be vaccinated without a completed, signed and returned consent form. You may complete the form online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KCHDInfluenzaConsent2015. This feature should be a time-saver for parents and will enable health department staff to more efficiently manage this complex program. Your participation in the online process is greatly appreciated. Paper consent forms will be available at the schools and on this web page in the coming weeks.
Vaccination Clinic Dates
Phase one typically starts in September and runs through October. Phase Two is usually in November or December. Please check back for the 2015 clinic schedule.
Vaccination Clinic Schedule
Please check back to find out when the 2015 vaccination clinic comes to your school.
For more information
If you have questions about influenza vaccination, we encourage you to ask your school nurse, call your doctor’s office, or go to www.cdc.gov. If you have questions about the vaccination clinics, please click here to email us.
The Knox County Health Department strongly advocates influenza vaccinations to prevent the spread of disease. Your input on KCHD's programs is important to us. Please click here to take our survey. Thank you!