Spokane Pediatrics Position Statement/Vaccine Policy
As a practice, we believe that timely vaccinations, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) schedule and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), are the most appropriate and safe way to protect your child against serious and preventable viral and bacterial diseases of childhood and young adulthood. Vaccines have been well-studied and researched, and it has been clearly demonstrated that any possible risk from vaccination is far outweighed by the benefits of preventing life-threatening pediatric illnesses.
As parents ourselves, we also understand that your child is your number one priority and that you may have questions about his/her health including the importance of vaccines. We look forward to answering these questions for you or providing resources to help with this. We realize there is a great deal of information regarding vaccines available to families. We will help direct you toward evidence-based information which should provide answers to your questions.
At Spokane Pediatrics, we feel that vaccines are singlehandedly one of the most important aspects of pediatric care that we can offer your children. As a result, our practice requires families to commit to vaccinating their children.
Kimberly Grandinetti, MD
Kim Resleff, ARNP
Jennifer Kalisvaart, MD
· The CDC has a nice comprehensive website about pediatric vaccination. You can learn more here.
· The Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) for each vaccine are available at:
What Vaccines to Expect at Your Visit
When you come for your child’s visit, we will review any available vaccine records for your child to determine which vaccines he/she is due to receive. Below please find a list of the routine vaccines we provide at each well child check visit. We do use combination vaccines when available and appropriate.
Age & Vaccinations Due
Birth: Hep B
2 months: Pediarix (DTaP-IPV-Hep B), Hib, PCV, Rotavirus
4 months: Pentacel (DTaP-IPV-Hib), PCV, Rotavirus
6 months: Pediarix (DTaP-IPV-Hep B), Hib, PCV, Rotavirus
12 months: MMR-V, Hep A, PCV
15 months: DTaP, Hib
18 months: Hep A #2
4 years: DTaP-IPV, MMR-V
11 years: Tdap, MCV4, HPV*
16 years: MCV4, Meningitis B vaccine*
*Second doses are required with these vaccines. These can be done as vaccine-only visits between your well child checks.