Coronavirus Pandemic Notice
Posted 2/3/2021

Our Practice Updates General Covid-19 Information
The Coronavirus Pandemic safety protocols remain in place.

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

To maintain proper social distancing within the office, we continue to call you in from your car and to escort you out one family at a time.

Therefore, entering and exiting transitions take longer. Please be patient with us as we do our best to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Only one adult may accompany the patient(s) for the appointment(s) to limit in office capacity.

We continue to separate, by session, appointments for well/non-sick patients from appointments for sick/contagions concerns.

All entrants are screened for Covid-19 symptoms and exposure. (All non-urgent appointments are rescheduled if there is a positive screen.)

Our pandemic hours are the still Monday-Friday 8am-4pm and we continue to have Saturday hours 8am-12pm.

As usual, we are available for advice 24/7.

Telehealth visits are still available.

The office is not handling cash payments within the office space.

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

We are not yet offering Coronavirus vaccines.

**We are following the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines (12/2020) to conduct in office cardiac screening for all children 5 years and older in order to determine clearance to resume exercise/gym/sports.


Continue to mask, social distance, and wash your hands frequently.

Avoid unnecessary gatherings with persons with whom you do not live.

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.

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 and quarantine your family 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: www.erie.gov/covid19. Note the quarantine time has been shortened from 14 to 10 days.

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, difficulty keeping down fluids, or an extensive rash.

Presently available vaccines are approved for either 16 or 18 year-olds and up.


Stay safe!
Let’s Go Buffalo!
Crush this Virus!

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