Jan 8 2022
05:56 am

The East Tennessee Children's Hospital and the Knox County Health Department partnered to sponsor Knoxville's first "Mega Children's Vaccine Clinic" in the Jacob Building, near Zoo Knoxville.

But, the COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone, not just children.

Cynthia Finch, founder of New Direction Health Care is an event organizer. She says they hope to create a festival atmosphere. She has activities for the whole family, including a raffle of kids’ bicycles and a mobile arcade full of video games. Muse Knoxville is sponsoring a science of vaccines booth with educational activities for kids. A DJ will provide music. Friends of the Library is providing free books.

No appointments are necessary to get a COVID-19 vaccine at this clinic.

"When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 8, 2022

Where: Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park, 3301 E. Magnolia Ave. in Knoxville

Who: All are welcome. Anyone ages 5 and older may be vaccinated. Pediatricians and nurses will be on site to answer questions and administer vaccines. All approved vaccines are available.

What: Family fun activities including a DJ, free snow cones, a mobile video game arcade, giveaways of toys, books, games, household goods and whole hams. A free store is open to those who choose to vaccinate. Charity and social service organizations will be on hand to link needy families with rental, food and utility aid.

Permissions: Children aged 16 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive a vaccine. Adults are welcome to receive vaccines or boosters. Volunteers will assist in planning second doses if needed."

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