We are now booking flu shot appointments-you can call our office today to book your child’s appointment!


Revised Covid-19 Information 7/2021

Revised Practice Updates
Covid-19 Pandemic safety protocols remain in place but have been scaled back to reflect the progress on combating the virus within the community thanks to widespread vaccinations.

All persons 2 years and up who enter the office must wear a face mask, regardless of vaccination status.

The waiting room is open, but patients should call first before entering.

Patients will continue to socially distance while inside.

Entry is limited to essential guests only.

Sick patients are using a separate entrance and are not congregating in the waiting room.

Non-urgent appointments are rescheduled if Covid-19 symptoms are present among the patient's household members.

Extended hours to 5pm will resume in September 2021.
General Covid-19 Information
**We are following the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines (12/2020) to conduct in office cardiac screening for all children 5 years and older to determine risk of carditis and clearance to resume exercise/gym/sports.

We are vaccinating eligible aged patients for Covid-19 within the office.

Until vaccinated, continue to mask, social distance, and wash your hands frequently.

Do not send your child to daycare, camp, team sports nor school when ill nor if s/he has had close contact with someone who has or is under investigation for Covid-19. Proof of a negative test is required for us to write a note to return to above.

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
Birth
Hep B
Hep B
2 months
DTaP, Polio, HIB (Pentacel)
Hep B
Hep B
Pentacel (DTap/IPV/Hib)
Pneumococcal (Prevnar)
Prevnar (PCV13)
Rotavirus
4 months
DTaP, Polio, HIB (Pentacel)
Hep B
Pentacel (DTap/IPV/Hib)
Pneumococcal (Prevnar)
Prevnar (PCV13)
Rotavirus
6 months
DTaP, Polio, HIB (Pentacel)
Hep B
Pentacel (DTap/IPV/Hib)
Pneumococcal (Prevnar)
Prevnar (PCV13)
Rotavirus
6 months + (yearly)
Flu Shot
9 months
Hep B
12 months
Hep A
MMR
MMR
Prevnar (PCV13)
Varicella
15 months
DTaP, Polio, HIB (Pentacel)
Pneumococcal (Prevnar)
Varicella
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)
MMR
Varicella
5 years
Kinrix (DTap/IPV)
ProQuad (MMR/Varicella)
10+ years
Meningococcal (Men B)
11 years
TdaP
11-12 years
HPV (Gardasil)
HPV (Gardasil)
Meningococcal
Meningococcal ACWY
Serogroup B Meningococcal
15 years
HPV (Gardasil)
16-18 years
Meningococcal
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 – Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm

(716) 558-5437