The Knox County Health Department Immunization Program maintains immunization surveillance for children in Knox County. This surveillance has been conducted for more than 30 years in an effort to maintain high levels of immunization against vaccine-preventable disease. Through the combined use of birth records, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention National Immunization survey of 24-month-old babies and teens, and the statewide Immunization Registry, the Immunization Program works to ensure that all children receive immunizations on schedule.
Entrance into child care facilities, kindergarten, seventh grade or initial entry into a Tennessee school, including colleges/universities, in Tennessee requires proof of immunizations. 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 Vaccine For Children Program and acts as a resource to Knox County providers who also participate in Vaccine For Children Program.
Parents may obtain Tennessee Immunization Certificates at any KCHD location. Call 865-215-5150 for more information.
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