You're never too old to get immunized!
Your need for immunizations does not end when you reach adulthood. The specific shots (injections) you need as an adult depend not only on your age, lifestyle, overall health, pregnancy status, and travel plans but also on whom you are in close contact with and what vaccines you had as a child. Tetanus and diphtheria shots need to be repeated every 10 years throughout adulthood in order to keep your immunity.
Many people don’t realize the important role vaccines can play in keeping adults healthy. But they need to — influenza, pneumonia, hepatitis B, cervical cancer, shingles and whooping cough are all adult diseases that can be prevented by vaccines. Each year, vaccine-preventable diseases kill more Americans than traffic accidents, breast cancer, and HIV/AIDS. Millions of people get sick, leading to missed work, not being able to care for those who depend on them, and passing the illness on to others. Surprisingly, adults are 100 times more likely than children to die of diseases that vaccines can prevent. Each year in the United States, vaccine-preventable diseases claim the lives of 500 children and approximately 50,000 adults.
What’s the Cost?
Please call for the most up to date cost as vaccine prices change. We suggest you verify the cost when you make your appointment.
We accept cash, checks, money orders, debit or credit cards as well as most insurance plans for payment.
Make checks and money orders payable to the Knox County Health Department.
To ensure you are up-to-date with all of your destination's required vaccinations, please visit the CDC "Travelers' Health" page.
The information below is provided directly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.