921 E. Third St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Immunizations are an important part of your child’s health
care, beginning in early infancy.
Parents can learn more about vaccines
from the CDC's "For
Parents: Vaccines for Your Children."
We have in-house interpreters for persons who speak Spanish and
access to Language Line, a service that can provide interpreting
services over the telephone for more than 170 other languages. Please
let us know at the front desk what your preferred language is so
that we may accommodate you.
Immunizations are available from the Health Department or from
your doctor. Some pharmacies provide immunizations for older children.
The following children age 6 weeks to 18 years may receive vaccines
at the Health Department:
a. Children who have insurance we can bill (Tenncare, CoverKids,
Some BlueCross/BlueShield plans)
b. Children who have insurance we cannot bill (in this case the
charge will be 100% and it will be the client's responsibility to
submit for reimbursement from insurance)
c. Children who qualify for VFC vaccine (see section labeled VFC
d. Immigrants/Refugees who need vaccines (Please see section labeled
Department is a VFC (Vaccines for Children) provider.
The following children, less than 19 years old, may receive VFC
Children from birth through 18 years old who qualify for VFC
vaccine are only charged for the administration of the vaccine –
this charge may be reduced or waived based on the family income
The clinic will accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover
credit and debit cards. They can take Health Savings Account (HSA’s)
cards as long as they have a Visa or MasterCard logo.
Please bring the following with you:
Immigration/Refugee immunization visits for children are done
on a walk in basis. Paperwork can take a week or more to be
completed. The nurse will provide you an estimated time for pickup
at the vaccination visit. There is a $20 charge for each set
of paperwork completed and signed by the Civil Surgeon. There
may also be additional fees if immunizations are administered. Please
call with any questions about potential charges. Payment is
due at the time you pick up your completed paperwork.
In addition to the in house services we provide, we have a team
that focuses on the State Immunization program. Our Immunization
Project team consists of representatives for the Vaccines For Children’s
Program (VFC), a representative for the Tennessee Immunization Information
System (TennIIs), and a Public Health Representative that performs
daycare immunization audits and monitors the immunization status
of the children in our county. This team works hard to ensure that
our county’s children are protected from vaccine preventable
illnesses which makes for healthier community.
Children who start pre-school, pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten,
7th grade, or are a new student starting school in Tennessee for
the first time, will need an official Tennessee Certificate of Immunization
to provide to the school or child care provider when asked for an
immunization certificate. A list of the required vaccines is below.
If you have questions about what vaccines your child has had, talk
to your child’s healthcare provider. Parents and guardians
must get the certificate from a health department or health care
provider licensed in Tennessee. You can find out more about the
vaccine requirements online at http://health.state.tn.us/CEDS/required.htm
or you can contact your healthcare provider or local health department.
Children enrolling in child care facilities, pre-school,
Infants entering child care facilities must be up to date at
the time of enrollment and are required to provide an updated certificate
after completing all of the required vaccines due by 18 months of
Children enrolling in Kindergarten:
All children entering 7th grade (including currently
Children who are new enrollees in a TN school in grades
other than Kindergarten or 7th
Full-time Tennessee college students
Hepatitis B (HBV) – only for health science students expected
to have patient contact (before patient contact begins) Effective
(July 1, 2011)
For more information, visit the Tennessee Department of Health
Immunization page at
To create a custom vaccination schedule for your child 0-6 years, visit the CDC's Instant Childhood Immunization Schedule.
To learn more about vaccines, visit
and http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/. To
find a local clinic,
From Downtown Chattanooga: Exit US 27 northbound or southbound
at Fourth St. Continue east on Fourth St. As the road curves after
crossing Georgia Ave., keep to the right and road becomes Third
St. After passing Chattanooga School for Arts and Sciences (CSAS)
and the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department (CHCHD) on
the left, turn left at the next traffic light onto Hampton St. (runs
between Health Dept. and Erlanger Medical Center). Look for parking
garage ahead on the left. Turn in where a blue awning covers the
entrance - across the street from the Adult Emergency Department
at Erlanger Medical Center.
Parking at 3rd St. location: You can
park in the garage that we share with Erlanger Medical Center. It
is the closest parking to the Health Department and it's free with
validation. Take a ticket from the machine and bring it with you
to the clinic for validation. Follow signs in the garage to “Health
Department.” The pediatric clinic is located in the east building
on the second floor.