Coronavirus Pandemic Notice
Posted 7/4/20

Our Practice Updates General Covid-19 Updates
We are open for physicals and sick visits with safeguards in place to maintain proper social distancing within the office. Telehealth visits are available also, and they are covered by the insurance companies. As usual, we are available for advice 24/7.

All persons 2 years and up who enter the office must wear a face mask that covers both the mouth AND the nose.

We are seeing patients by appointment only.

We continue to have Saturday hours but not evening hours. M-Friday hours are 8-4pm.

To limit traffic in the office we request that only one adult accompany the child/children for the appointment(s). (Please do not bring extra children who do not have appointments.)

To maintain proper social distancing we have our patients using their vehicle as their own private waiting room until called to be escorted inside, one family at a time.

Well/Advance Rechecks are scheduled in the mornings and early afternoons while sick visits that cannot be managed by telehealth visits are scheduled in the late afternoons.

All patients are screened for:

  • symptoms of Covid-19 within 2 wks
  • travel to a Covid-19 “Hot Spot” within 2 wks.
  • a close contact:
    • with symptoms of Covid-19 within 2 wks.
    • who traveled to a Hot Spot within 2 wks.
    • under investigation for or quarantined for Covid-19 within 2 wks.
Appointments for well visits or advance rechecks are rescheduled if the screening above is positive.

We are not handling/exchanging forms nor payments within the office space. Please mail, fax, or send forms/papers through the patient portal.

Your family will be escorted out of the office one family at a time.

Employees are screened similarly prior to entering the office.

Our goal is to keep minor illness out of the office and urgent care centers, so please call for a Telehealth Visit.

We are not doing in-office testing for Covid-19.

The Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics endorse continued well visits to ensure that children stay up to date on their immunizations.

Refer to the Erie County Dept. of Health website for a list of Covid testing locations.

If you get tested, isolate as if you are positive until the results are reported as normal.

If there is a test-proven, positive Covid-19 case in your household refer to the Erie County Health Commissioner mandate (Health Alert Priority #355) for the proper quarantine procedure via this link:

The practice is not recommending Covid-19 antibody blood tests until more data is available on their accuracy and clinical usefulness.

Continue social distancing and good hand hygiene.

Do not send your child to daycare, camp, nor school with any symptoms of Covid-19 nor if he has had close contact with someone who has or is under investigation for Covid-19.

If you think your child has the Covid-19 virus he may be treated supportively at home. Regarding suspected Covid-19 illness, call if there is fever of 100.4 or higher longer than 72 hours or if there is shortness of breath, trouble breathing, or an extensive rash.

Everyone eligible for Flu shots should be vaccinated this season.

Just because we all are getting tired of the Pandemic, it doesn’t mean it’s over!
Everyone must do their part for the greater good.
If that is not inspiring enough, do it for your Nana and Papa!
Stay safe.
Thank You from the Providers and Staff of Genesee-Transit Pediatrics.

Vaccine Philosophy

The doctors at Genesee-Transit Pediatrics believe that immunizations are the single most important health service that we provide in order to give your child the best chance at a healthy life.  We firmly support the American Academy of Pediatrics and the medical evidence behind the academy’s position that childhood vaccinations are safe when given in the currently established schedule, and that vaccines do not cause autism or developmental delays.  We advocate for our patients, your children, on all aspects of providing care.  The strength of this conviction is unwavering, and that is why we strongly recommend following the childhood immunization schedule, as published.  We also, as parents, have followed the recommended schedule for our own children as well.

Thankfully, many parents and even pediatricians have not witnessed cases of diphtheria, tetanus, bacterial meningitis, epiglottitis, and measles because of the successful vaccination campaigns of the past.  We should not be casual about this issue nor let down our guard against these incapacitating and deadly illnesses.

Refusing or delaying vaccines puts your child and the children of your community at risk.  Currently about 10% of children in the United States are unvaccinated. With this statistic on the rise unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated children no longer have the benefit of “herd immunity” to protect them from vaccine communicable diseases.  Non-immunized children become ill and allow these vaccine preventable illnesses to spread through a community. In the process, children with immune deficiencies or cancer, who are unable to receive vaccines, are susceptible, as well. This may be a child in your daughter’s classroom, a girl you pass by at the grocery store, or a boy sitting next to you in our waiting room.

You have put your trust in us to care for your children. Trust us to keep your children safe from vaccine communicable illnesses. Their lives may depend on it. We’re proud to provide vaccinations for children across Buffalo, NY; Depew, NY; West Seneca, NY; Lancaster, NY; and Cheektowaga, NY.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.


Darlene A. Dzik, MD, John A. Dzik, MD,
Khristina Kasuba, MD, Alessandra M. Palma, MD
& Eric G. Sickels, MD


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Vaccine Information

DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) - Daptacel, Infanrix, Tripedia

Flu Shot (Influenza (Flu) Vaccine) - Fluzone, Fluvirin, Fluarix

Hep A (Hepatitis A) - Havrix, Vaqta

Hep B (Hepatitis B) - Engerix-B, Recombivax HB

Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type b) - PedvaxHIB, ActHIB, Hiberix, HibTITER

HPV Gardasil-9 (Human Papillomavirus) - Gardasil-9

IPV (Polio) - Ipol

Meningococcal (Serogroup B - Men B) (Serogroup B Meningococcal (Men B)) - Trumenba

Meningococcal ACWY (Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines) - Menomune, Menactra, Menveo

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) - M-M-R II

MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Varicella) - ProQuad

PCV13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate) - Prevnar 13

PPV (Pneumococcal Polysaccharide) - null

Rotavirus (Rotavirus) - RotaTeq, Rotarix

TdaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) - Boostrix, Adacel

Varicella (Chickenpox) - Varivax

Immunization Schedule

16-17 years
Meningococcal ACWY
Hep B
Hep B
2 months
DTaP, Polio, HIB (Pentacel)
Hep B
Hep B
Pentacel (DTap/IPV/Hib)
Pneumococcal (Prevnar)
Prevnar (PCV13)
4 months
DTaP, Polio, HIB (Pentacel)
Hep B
Pentacel (DTap/IPV/Hib)
Pneumococcal (Prevnar)
Prevnar (PCV13)
6 months
DTaP, Polio, HIB (Pentacel)
Hep B
Pentacel (DTap/IPV/Hib)
Pneumococcal (Prevnar)
Prevnar (PCV13)
6 months + (yearly)
Flu Shot
9 months
Hep B
12 months
Hep A
Prevnar (PCV13)
15 months
DTaP, Polio, HIB (Pentacel)
Pneumococcal (Prevnar)
18 months
Hep A
Pentacel (DTap/IPV/Hib)
2 years
Hep A
Hep A
4 years
Kinrix (DTap/IPV)
ProQuad (MMR/Varicella)
4-6 years
IPV, DTaP (Kinrix)
5 years
Kinrix (DTap/IPV)
ProQuad (MMR/Varicella)
10+ years
Meningococcal (Men B)
11 years
11-12 years
HPV (Gardasil)
HPV (Gardasil)
Meningococcal ACWY
Serogroup B Meningococcal
15 years
HPV (Gardasil)
16-18 years
Meningococcal (Men B)
17-18 years
Meningococcal (Men B)

Immunization Articles

DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) Vaccine (VIS)

Hepatitis A Vaccine (VIS)

Hepatitis B Vaccine (VIS)

Hepatitis B Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know

Hepatitis C

Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) Vaccine (VIS)

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine (VIS)

Immunizations: What You Need To Know

Influenza (Live, Intranasal) Vaccine (VIS)

Influenza Vaccine (Inactivated or Recombinant) (VIS)

Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines (VIS)

Meningococcal Disease: Information for Teens and College Students

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) Vaccine (VIS)

MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella) Vaccine (VIS)

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (VIS)

Pneumococcal Infections

Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (VIS)

Polio Vaccine (VIS)

Protect Yourself and Help Protect Your Baby: Information for New Moms on the Tdap Vaccine

Rotavirus Vaccine (VIS)

Seasonal Influenza (Flu)

Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria) VIS

Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) Vaccine (VIS)

Vaccines—Autism Toolkit

Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine (VIS)

Your Child's First Vaccines (VIS)


Transit Office Hours

4899 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043

Monday thru Thursday: 8am-7pm
Fri: 8am-4pm
Sat: 8am-12pm

(716) 558-5437