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Annual Rabies Vaccination clinics scheduled for May 13

The Knox County Health Department and the Knoxville Veterinarian Medical Association will offer rabies vaccinations for $10 per dog or cat on Saturdays, May 13 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at select Knox County schools and the Knox County Health Department’s main location, 140 Dameron Ave.

At the vaccination clinics, all pets must be restrained. Dogs should be on a leash, and cats should be in carriers or pillowcases (a pillowcase is preferred because the vaccine can be administered through the cloth). Those with aggressive or uncontrollable dogs are advised to leave the pet in the car and ask for assistance at the registration desk.

Rabies Clinic Locations:

May 13
Bearden High School
Carter High School
Farragut High School
Halls High School
Knox County Health Department
Powell High School
South-Doyle High School (Young Campus)

Tennessee and Knox County laws require all dogs and cats 3 months of age and older to be vaccinated against rabies. Rabies vaccination is a public health priority because rabies is a virus that attacks the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death. The best way to prevent rabies is to make sure pets get vaccinated and avoid contact with stray or wild animals. It’s also important to vaccinate indoor pets, who can accidentally encounter wild animals, such as bats or raccoons.

In 2016, Tennessee had 49 rabies cases, five of which were pet dogs, with one pet cat.

For more information, please call 865-215-5200 or email environmental@knoxcounty.org.

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

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

On Friday, June 23, the Knox County Health Department, its two area clinics, and all affiliated offices will be closing early for a staff event. The main clinic (140 Dameron Ave.) will close at 3:30, while Teague Clinic and West Clinic will close at 3 p.m. All three locations will re-open as scheduled Monday, June 26 at 8 a.m. If you have any questions, please call the KCHD at 865-215-5000.
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 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, Clinics open at 10:30 a.m.

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

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 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

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 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

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