Knox County Tennessee

Influenza (Flu)


We strongly encourage getting the flu vaccination. Getting the flu vaccine each year helps keep families healthy, keeps children in school and reduces the spread of the flu. This is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have questions about the flu vaccine, you may contact your doctor’s office, call us at 865-215-5150 or visit www.cdc.gov/flu.

Flu vaccines will also be offered at all KCHD clinic locations. Please call or schedule online to make an appointment.

Main (140 Dameron Ave) | 865-215-5070
West (1028 Old Cedar Bluff Road) | 865-215-5950
Teague (405 Dante Road) | 865-215-5555 or online www.covid.knoxcountytn.gov

Per the CDC, children under the age of 9 who have not had at least 2 flu vaccinations in their lifetime, should have 2 doses separated by at least 28 days to be fully protected. If you are unsure if your child needs a second dose, contact your pediatrician or Knox County Health Department Immunization Program at 865-215-5150.


Vaccine Record

To get your child’s flu vaccination record for yourself or your pediatrician’s office, click here (en español presione aquíy) to download the medical records request form or call 865-215-5024. 


For more information

  • Read the Influenza (flu) Vaccine Information Statement 

If you have more questions about influenza vaccination, contact your school nurse, call your doctor’s office, or go to www.cdc.gov/flu.

Flu vaccination is recommended for anyone over 6 months of age, but it’s particularly important for those in high risk groups, such as pregnant women, adults over 65, young children and those with chronic conditions. Getting a flu vaccine helps protect not only yourself, but also those around you because it decreases the risk of you spreading the illness to others. 


In-school Flu Vaccination Program

Due to the pandemic, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will not be conducting in-school flu vaccination clinics at any Knox County schools this year. Instead, KCHD will hold public flu vaccination clinics at several different locations. These clinics are geared towards making the flu vaccine available to anyone in the community, with a special emphasis on school-aged children and their families.

KCHD will have both FluMist and flu shots available at each of the clinic locations. Vaccine will be available for those who are insured and uninsured, and all vaccinations will have no copay. Flu vaccinations will be offered to children ages six months and up. High-dose flu vaccine will not be available at these clinics, but is available at other providers in town.

The clinics are walk-in only and all COVID-19 safety precautions will be taken. Individuals are asked to please wear a mask and practice physical distancing.


Porcine Notice: The FluMist vaccine contains a small amount of porcine (pork) gelatin, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved and medically-safe ingredient used in some vaccines. This ingredient may be of concern to some parents or guardians for religious reasons or because of dietary restrictions (i.e., vegetarians). We want parents and guardians to be aware of this component to be able to make an informed decision regarding their child’s health care.

Please note that the flu shot does not contain any porcine products. If you would rather your child have a flu shot, you may bring them to any of our three locations.

The Knox County Health Department understands that porcine gelatin has been certified as "acceptable" by many multi-faith groups. Here are some resources for further review if this ingredient is of concern to you:

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Knox County Tennessee - Health Department

Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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

405 Dante Road
Knoxville, TN 37918
865-215-5500

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
*Teague Clinic is open for COVID-19 Vaccines, by appointment only. Click here to make an appointment.

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 11 a.m. and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 11:30 a.m.

Infant and childhood immunizations as well as adult vaccines by appointment ONLY. Please call 865-215-5950.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-215-5950

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 11 a.m. and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 11:30 a.m.

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