It's not too early to get your child's state-required immunizations.
Knox County Schools and the Knox County Health Department are working to remind parents to keep their kids' vaccinations up to date.
In Tennessee, students entering seventh grade are required to have a Tdap (tetanus, diptheria and pertussis) vaccine and two doses of the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine. Parents are required to show proof of immunization before the first day of school in the fall.
Parents may contact their child's pediatrician or the KCHD Immunization Program, 865-215-5150, to determine if their child has received the required vaccinations.
Knox Co. Health Department locations:
• Main Offices and Clinic, 140 Dameron Avenue, 865-215-5071 Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Teague Clinic, 405 Dante School Road, 865-215-5500 Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• West Clinic, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, 865-215-5950
Note: All KCHD locations are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on the first Wednesday of each month when they open at 12:30 p.m.