For Children

Child Immunizations Knox CountyImmunizations 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

Immunizations for children and adults are 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 6 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 740-399-8009.

Immunizations are NO LONGER AVAILABLE on a walk-in basis.

Danville Immunization Clinic: Immunizations for children and adults are offered by appointment on
on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 3- 6 p.m. at The Sanctuary, 304 S. Market St., Danville.
To make an appointment for the Danville clinic, call 599-7224. 


Immunization Fees

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. However, no child, under the age of 18 years, will be denied an immunization due to inability to pay. Medicaid is still be accepted.


We accept cash, checks, money orders, debit or credit cards for payment.
Make checks and money orders payable to the Knox County Health Department.

Immunization Records

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a copy.

Childhood Immunization Schedule




Flu Vaccine

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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) 


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Public Health - Knox County Health DepartmentPublic Health is about focused community efforts to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles and protect the environment. It is what we do with our community partners to ensure conditions that support the health and well- being of our residents.


Contact Us

Monday-Friday   8:00 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.
Third Tuesday of every month, open until 6 p.m.

Phone: 740-392-2200    Fax: 740-392-9613

For public health emergencies during
non-business hours, call

740-397-3333, Ext.#1

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11660 Upper Gilchrist Road
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050