Knox County Tennessee

Rabies Vaccination Clinics scheduled for May 3 & 10

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The Knox County Health Department and the Knoxville Veterinarian Medical Association will offer rabies vaccinations for $10 per animal on Saturdays, May 3 and 10 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at 34 Knox County schools.

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 (please note that some locations are new):

May 3, 2014
Austin East High School
Ball Camp Elementary School
Beaumont Elementary School
Blue Grass Elementary School
Central High School
Dogwood Elementary School
East Knox Elementary School
Farragut High School
Halls Elementary School
Inskip Elementary School
New Hopewell Elementary School
Northwest Middle School
Powell High School
Rocky Hill Elementary School
South Doyle High School
Sunnyview Elementary School
West High School
Whittle Springs Middle School

May 10, 2014
Anderson Elementary School
Bearden High School
Bearden Middle School
Brickey Elementary School
Carter Middle School
Cedar Bluff Primary School
Chilhowee Elementary School
Christenberry Elementary School
Copper Ridge Elementary School
Gibbs Elementary School
Hardin Valley Elementary School
Karns Elementary School
Mount Olive Elementary School
Norwood Elementary School
Ritta Elementary School
Shannondale Elementary School

Rabies is almost always fatal in animals and humans, which is why rabies vaccination is a public health priority. When an unvaccinated pet comes in contact with a rabid animal, it can spread the disease to its human family.

Tennessee and Knox County laws require all dogs and cats 3 months of age and older to be vaccinated against rabies, a virus that attacks the brain and spinal column. If untreated, death can occur within days of the onset of symptoms. 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.

For questions or more information, please call 865-215-5200 or email

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Knox County Tennessee - Health Department

Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917

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

Please Note:

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.) 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 a.m. (Main location), and 10:30 a.m. (West Clinic) on the following Wednesdays:
  • January 18
  • April 19
  • July 19
  • September 20

*All other offices will open at 8 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

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

Clinics will also open at 10 a.m. (Main location), and 10:30 a.m. (West Clinic) on the following Wednesdays:
  • January 18
  • April 19
  • July 19
  • September 20

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