Effective 1/1/2023 refills will only be done either through the patient portal or calling your pharmacy. Please be sure you have an active patient portal for your refills.

12/1/2021-We are giving the Covid-19 Moderna vaccine for children 6 months & up and also have Covid-19 Moderna booster vaccine available at our office-call to make an appointment.

Revised Covid-19 Practice Information (August 2022)

MASKS are REQUIRED for all entrants aged 2 years and older in all areas of the office at all times… even when the doctor is not in the exam room with you.

The waiting room is open, but please call the office (ext. #4) from your car to let us know when you have arrived for your appointment.

Patients with appointments for communicable, infectious illnesses are directed to enter through the side door on the left side of the building.

Well visits/physicals and non-urgent appointments are rescheduled if a patient has any Covid-19 symptoms. Your child may be seen for a sick visit that day, but we need to know in advance, so we can direct you to enter through the proper entrance per above.

Refer to the Erie County DOH website for information about the latest isolation recommendations. (Note that the new, less strict guidelines may not apply to a patient who cannot mask because of their age (<2 years) nor to patients who cannot consistently/reliably wear a KN95 [or better] mask.)

https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=coronavirus

The American Academy of Pediatrics and all our doctors recommend Covid-19 vaccinations and updated boosters for all children aged 6-months and older. You may call us to book an appointment for the vaccine.


CARDIAC CLEARANCE after Covid-19 Infection
Your child needs a cardiac clearance exam for sports participation after infection with Covid-19 if they meet any of the criteria below:

  • ≥12 years of age and engaged in varsity sports or high intensity/highly competitive sports (regardless of symptom severity)
  • For children ≥5 years of age(including non-athletes ≥12years)
    • they had Covid-19 illness with any of the following:
      • fever (≥ 100.4) for 4 days (96 hours) or more
      • chills, severe muscle aches, or severe fatigue for ≥7 days?
      • chest pain or shortness of breath
      • hospitalization
    • since the Covid infection:
      • they passed out or felt as if they were going to pass out
      • they mentioned anything strange about their heart beats
    • they have a cardiac condition that requires periodic follow up with a cardiologist

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

COVID-19 Vaccine EUA (null) - null

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
Hep B
1 month
Hep B
2 months
DTaP
DTaP
DTaP, Polio, HIB (Pentacel)
Hep B
Hep B
Hib
Hib
IPV
IPV
PCV13
PCV13
Pneumococcal (Prevnar)
Rotavirus
4 months
DTaP
DTaP
DTaP, Polio, HIB (Pentacel)
Hib
Hib
IPV
IPV
PCV13
PCV13
Pneumococcal (Prevnar)
Rotavirus
6 months
DTaP
DTaP
DTaP, Polio, HIB (Pentacel)
Hep B
Hib
Hib
IPV
IPV
PCV13
PCV13
Pneumococcal (Prevnar)
Rotavirus
6 months + (yearly)
Flu Shot
Flu Shot
9 months
Hep B
Hep B
12 months
Hep A
MMR
MMR
MMR
PCV13
PCV13
Varicella
Varicella
15 months
DTaP
DTaP, Polio, HIB (Pentacel)
Hib
MMR
Pneumococcal (Prevnar)
Varicella
18 months
DTaP
Hep A
Hep A
Hib
IPV
2 years
Hep A
Hep A
Hep A
4 years
DTaP
IPV
MMR
Varicella
4-6 years
IPV, DTaP (Kinrix)
MMR
Varicella
5 years
DTaP
IPV
MMR
10+ years
Meningococcal (Men B)
11 years
TdaP
TdaP
11-12 years
HPV (Gardasil)
HPV (Gardasil)
HPV (Gardasil)
Meningococcal
Meningococcal ACWY
Meningococcal ACWY
Serogroup B Meningococcal
15 years
HPV (Gardasil)
16 years
Meningococcal ACWY
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: What Parents Need to Know

Hepatitis C

Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) Vaccine (VIS)

Immunizations: What You Need To Know

Influenza (Flu): What You Need to Know

Meningococcal Disease: Information for Teens and College Students

Pneumococcal Infections

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

Vaccines—Autism Toolkit

VIS—Dengue Vaccine

VIS—Hepatitis B Vaccine

VIS—HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine

VIS—Influenza (Flu) Vaccine (Inactivated or Recombinant)

VIS—Influenza (Live, Intranasal) Vaccine

VIS—Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine

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

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

VIS—Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

VIS—Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine

VIS—Polio Vaccine

VIS-Rotavirus Vaccine

VIS—Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria) Vaccine

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

VIS—Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine

VIS—Your Child's First Vaccines

 

Transit Office Hours

4899 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043

Monday – Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm

(716) 558-5437