Immunizations are vital in protecting our children from many potentially serious diseases. Nationally, mandatory childhood immunizations programs have resulted in the elimination or reduction of many diseases including measles, chickenpox, HIB meningitis and polio. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that immunizations prevent between 2 to 3 million deaths every year.
We provide immunizations for children based on the National Immunization Schedule recommended by the CDC. Click below to view a list of the recommended immunizations for:
There is a $15.00 administration fee, which may be covered by your insurance. We accept credit cards, cash and check. Click here for more payment information.
Free flu vaccinations are now available while supplies last at all three of our locations. See location information on the sidebar. To reduce wait time, appointments are recommended by calling 865-215-5070. Clinics are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free flu vaccinations only apply to the standard flu shot, not the high-dose version recommended for those over 65 years of age.
For more information about Tennessee’s required vaccinations for entry into school, please click here.
Documentation Changes for Vaccines for Children Program
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program is a national program that provides federally-funded vaccine for children 18 years of age and younger who:
- Are enrolled in TennCare,
- Have no health insurance,
- Are underinsured, or
- Are American Indian or Alaskan Native.
Federal VFC law requires that proper documentation of patient eligibility for VFC vaccine be provided at every immunization visit. This means that insurance status and vaccine coverage must be confirmed at each immunization visit for all children under 19 years of age.
Due to this requirement, every immunization patient under 19 must provide insurance information and must know whether or not his or her insurance covers the requested immunization. Without the needed information, the patient will be asked to come back to receive immunization services when he or she has the necessary information.
Some clinical services require a fee which may be based on income, diagnosis and/or eligibility. Payment is due at the time of service. KCHD may bill insurers based on coverage. Proof of income and insurance may be required. No one will be denied service because they cannot pay. Please ask our staff for more information.