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Annual Rabies Vaccination clinics scheduled for May 4 and May 11

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The Knox County Health Department and the Knoxville Veterinary Medical Association will offer rabies vaccinations for $10 per dog or cat on Saturdays, May 4 and 11 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at select Knox County schools and the Knox County Health Department.

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 Vaccination Clinic Locations:

May 4 / May 11

Bearden Middle School

Carter High School

Gibbs High School

Farragut High School

Halls High School

Knox County Health Dept.

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 is 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.

In 2017, Tennessee had 36 rabies cases; of which, one was a pet dog, 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 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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