Immunizations are one of history’s most successful public health tools for preventing serious disease and death. The medical clinic offers all childhood immunizations, or “shots” as they are sometimes called, for children, birth through age 18.
Immunization Clinic Hours
As of Jan. 1, 2013, immunizations for children and adults are now available by appointment only.
Appointments are available on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.
Appointment times are from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month when the medical clinic is open extended hours.
To make an appointment for immunizations, call the medical clinic at 399-8009.
Immunizations are NO LONGER AVAILABLE on a walk-in basis.
Also beginning in January, if you have insurance, your insurance will be billed for your immunizations. Those visiting the medical clinic for immunizations are asked to bring their insurance card to each appointment.
Due to changes at the federal and state levels for purchasing and reimbursement of vaccine, the health department medical clinic is now required to bill insurance companies for all adult and childhood immunizations. Medicaid will still be accepted
However, no child, under the age of 18 years, will be denied an immunization due to inability to pay.
There is a $10 additional fee for all patients who live outside of Knox County.
We accept cash, checks, money orders, debit or credit cards for payment.
Make checks and money orders payable to the Knox County Health Department.
Bring your child’s immunization record. If your child has received shots at the Health Department, we can access your child’s records from our database. If your child needs a copy of his or her immunization record in the future, i.e., when going to college, applying for a job or travel purposes, call 740-399-8009 or email
to request a copy.
Childhood Immunization Schedule
Seasonal flu vaccine for children is available as either as a shot or nasal spray.
The shot is given to children ages 6 mos. to 2 yrs.; whereas, children, ages 2-18 years of age can receive the vaccine as either a shot or in the form of a nasal spray.
Call 740-333-8009 or email
for availability and cost. Looking for more info on shots for adults? Check out the Adult Immunization page.
Links for more information on immunizations
Ohio Immunization Program
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Pediatrics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices)