Knox County Tennessee

Annual rabies vaccination clinics take place May 2 and 9

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2015 Rabies Vaccination Clinics

The Knox County Health Department and the Knoxville Veterinarian Medical Association will offer rabies vaccinations for $10 per dog or cat on Saturdays, May 2 and 9 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at select 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:

May 2, 2015

Austin East High School

May 9, 2015

Anderson Elementary School

Ball Camp Elementary School

Bearden High School

Beaumont Elementary School

Bearden Middle School

Blue Grass Elementary School

Brickey Elementary School

Dogwood Elementary School

Carter Middle School

East Knox Elementary School

Cedar Bluff Primary School

Farragut High School

Chilhowee Elementary School

Gresham Middle School

Christenberry Elementary School

Halls Elementary School

Copper Ridge Elementary School

Inskip Elementary School

Gibbs Elementary School

New Hopewell Elementary School

Hardin Valley Elementary School

Northwest Middle School

Karns Elementary School

Powell High School

Mount Olive Elementary School

Rocky Hill Elementary School

Norwood Elementary School

South Doyle High School

Ritta Elementary School

Sunnyview Elementary School

Shannondale Elementary School

West High School

Whittle Springs Middle 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 more information, 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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