Knox County Health Department
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
When more people are vaccinated, more people stay healthy. It’s a personal choice worth considering — for your health and the people you care about.
COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling
Want to schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment?
For a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at KCHD's Main location (140 Dameron Ave), please call the Public Information Line 865-215-5555.
Para español, llame al 865-215-5564.
For a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at KCHD's West location (1028 Old Cedar Bluff), please call 865-215-5950.
Questions? Call (865) 215-5000 to speak with a representative.
Booster Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine:(Click here for more information)
Individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and are 12 years or older OR individuals who received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and are 18 years and older SHOULD get a booster shot at 5 months or more after they complete the initial series.
Individuals who are 18 years and older and received the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine SHOULD get a booster shot (mRNA vaccine is recommended) at two or more months after the initial vaccine.
Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster. More information on the CDC’s recommendation for a booster shot is available here.
Individuals who have had their first booster dose and meet one of the below criteria can choose to receive a second booster shot of an mRNA vaccine four or more months after their first booster shot.
- Age 50 and older
- Age 12-49 and are immunocompromised
To schedule a Booster:
Individuals should bring their vaccination card to their appointment. If individuals do not have their vaccination card, team members will look up their vaccination record prior to administering the booster dose.
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children:(Click here for more information)
KCHD is offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for people 6 months and older. The CDC recommends:
5 Years and Older: 2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech in the primary series, given 3–8 weeks apart. People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised (have a weakened immune system) should get a 3rd dose at least 4 weeks after their 2nd dose in the primary series.
6 months through 4 years: 3 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech in the primary series. The first and second doses are separated by three to eight weeks and the second and third doses are separated by at least eight weeks. For people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised (have a weakened immune system), the first and second doses are separated by three weeks, and the second and third doses are separated by at least eight weeks.
If you have questions or concerns, we encourage parents to reach out to their child's pediatrician as they know their child's medical history the best.
Record of COVID-19 Vaccination:(Click here for more information)
If you need a record of your COVID-19 vaccination, KCHD can provide a copy of your record from the Tennessee Immunization Inventory System (TennIIS). This is an official record of your COVID vaccination. We are not able to provide you with another copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.
To receive a copy of this record, you may come to the Vital Records Department at 140 Dameron Ave. (first floor) or call the KCHD Public Information Line at 215-5555 for other options or questions.
A photo ID will be required. Click here to request your COVID-19 Immunization Record online.