Coronavirus/Covid-19 Update:

We are not accepting anyone into our office unless you have an appointment. Please understand this for everyone’s safety.
Our hours have changed to help manage the Coronavirus outbreak-we will not be seeing patients in the evening.
To date we are not testing for Coronavirus in the office and the county still has restrictions on testing parameters.

Because of the high volume of calls we are getting, please refer to the Erie County Department of Health for up to date, general information: (within the link click on Covid-19 tab). Do not rely on social media sites for accurate information about Coronavirus/Covid-19.
Our mission during this national crisis is to provide care to children who need it while keeping both them, as well as our staff protected.

Please read the listed advice below:

Thank you for your cooperation.

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.

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

Hep B
2 months
DTaP, Polio, HIB (Pentacel)
Hep B
Pneumococcal (Prevnar)
4 months
DTaP, Polio, HIB (Pentacel)
Pneumococcal (Prevnar)
6 months
DTaP, Polio, HIB (Pentacel)
Hep B
Pneumococcal (Prevnar)
12 months
15 months
DTaP, Polio, HIB (Pentacel)
Pneumococcal (Prevnar)
18 months
Hep A
2 years
Hep A
4-6 years
IPV, DTaP (Kinrix)
10+ years
Meningococcal (Men B)
11-12 years
HPV (Gardasil)
Serogroup B Meningococcal
15 years
HPV (Gardasil)
16-18 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: 8:30am-12pm

(716) 558-5437