Knox County Tennessee

Vaccine Records & Certificates

Immunization record requests can be made by phone 865-215-5150, fax 865-215-5155, email, mail or in person.

NEW THIS YEAR - A simple and easy way to request your immunization records:

You will need to provide: full name, date of birth, address, current phone number, and parent’s name (if child is under 18 years of age). If you are moving to Tennessee, parents must provide immunization record.


  • Please allow 2 to 5 days to process immunization records and call to arrange a pickup time.
  • If making the request through email, a phone number must be provided for the department to contact the person requesting the records. Requests made by mail should be sent to the following address: Knox County Health Department, Immunization Program, 140 Dameron Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917.
  • Records can only be mailed to the home address; emailed from on-line request*.
  • Anyone 18 years old or older has to request their own records.
  • If obtaining records in person, please bring picture ID.
  • Forms cannot be faxed/emailed to Knox County Schools.

How can you get your immunization records for school?

  • Proof of immunizations is required for children entering preschool, kindergarten and seventh grade and those enrolling in a Tennessee school, including colleges and universities, for the first time. Please call 865-215-5150 to speak with someone in our Immunization Program office.

Immunizations Program

  • For more than 30 years, our Immunization Program has maintained immunization certificates and records for children in Knox County. This program monitors our county’s child vaccination rates in an effort to maintain high levels of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases. Through the combined use of birth records, the CDC’s National Immunization survey of 24-month-old babies and teens, and the statewide Immunization Registry, the Immunization Program works to ensure that all children are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.

  • The Immunization Program works with the Department of Human Services to audit day care centers and Head Start programs in Knox County. In addition, the Immunization Program provides guidance, education and support to local health care providers. For example, the program guides health care providers through signing up for the Tennessee Immunization Registry as well as provides assistance in using the system. The Immunization Program is a participant in the federal Vaccines For Children Program and acts as a resource to Knox County providers who also participate in Vaccines For Children Program.


Please keep in mind that communications via email over the internet are not secure. Although it is unlikely, there is a possibility that information you include in an email can be intercepted and read by other parties besides the person to whom it is addressed. You are assuming the risks associated with sending Protected Health Information and/or Personally Identifiable Information to KCHD via email. Please follow these strategies to aid in minimizing risk of communicating via email, only send email communication across secure channels, use encrypted email, and be aware that using email may affect the security of the message. By initiating communication via email this will give Knox County Health Department permission to communicate with you via encrypted email pertaining to the matter initiated by your email.

Have Questions?
Call: 865-215-5555

Need to report a public
health emergency?

Call 865-215-5093

On the first Wednesday of every month, all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.

Clinics will also open at 10:30 a.m. (Main location) and 11 a.m. (West Clinic) on the following Wednesdays: April 17 and July 17. All other offices will open at 8 a.m.