For Immediate Release: 4/13/2021



"Today the CDC and FDA issued a statement recommending a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine out of an abundance of caution. New York State will follow the CDC and FDA recommendation and pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine statewide immediately today while these health and safety agencies evaluate next steps. All appointments for Johnson & Johnson vaccines today at New York State mass vaccination sites will be honored with the Pfizer vaccine.

"As the CDC and FDA have said, any adverse events related to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine 'appear to be extremely rare' and, 'People who have received the J&J vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider.'

"I am in constant contact with the federal government and we will update New Yorkers as more information becomes available."

 General Physician, PC will continue to host centralized vaccination clinics as the vaccine becomes available to our organization. When these opportunities arise, we will communicate this information to our patients with information on how you can schedule an appointment.  We will communicate via email, text, portal, and phone.  

Please note the following information relating to the new criteria for eligibility as well as how you can find other opportunities in the community to become vaccinated


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in New York. Beginning Tuesday, March 30 at 8 a.m., all New Yorkers 30 years of age and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine. Beginning April 6, universal eligibility goes into effect and all New Yorkers 16 years of age and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine. 

New York's vast distribution network and large population of eligible individuals still far exceed the supply coming from the federal government. Due to limited supply, New Yorkers are encouraged to remain patient and are advised not to show up at vaccination sites without an appointment.

The "Am I Eligible" screening tool has been updated for individuals with comorbidities and underlying conditions with new appointments released on a rolling basis over the next weeks.

The Vaccine Finder https://vaccinefinder.org/search/ helps you find clinics, pharmacies and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to work with the NYS Department of Health. Please stay healthy and be safe! 


COVID Related Questions or Concerns

If you are experiencing COVID Symptoms, have questions or concerns,
please locate your provider below and either click the link provided or call as directed.

If your Primary Care provider is listed here, please Click_here_button2.pngand follow the instructions.

  • Amherst 
  • James Panzarella, DO
  • Tatyana Manzik, RPA-C
  • Collene Panzarella, FNP-BC
  • Emily Van Buren, FNP
  • Danielle Taylor, PA
  • Emily Ludwig, PA-C
  • Buffalo - 1091 Main 
  • Richard Charles, MD
  • Maritza Baez, MD
  • Upasana Kochar, MD
  • Robin Massing, PA
  • Elizabeth Schmand, FNP-BC
  • Sarah Cleveland, PA
  • Shawn Campbell, PA-C
  • Katherine Sumner, PA
  • Richelle Brown, PA
  • East Aurora 
  • Leslie Lehmann, DO
  • Elma
  • Ritu Sood, MD
  • Christian Lates, MD
  • Thomas Hughes, MD
  • Christine Schonour, ANP
  • Hamburg - Camp Rd
  • Nicholas Masyga, DO
  • Leia Ince-Mercer, MD
  • Hamburg - Southwestern Blvd
  • Nisha Sharma, MD
  • Jeanette Figueroa, MD
  • Gregory Marra, MD
  • Mandy Abram, PA-C
  • Amy Peterson, PA
  • Jennifer Crowe, PA
  • Lancaster
  • Kevin Cleary, MD
  • William Kuehnling, MD
  • Courtney Barker, PA
  • Emma Harrington, FNP
  • Jenna Lorusso, PA
  • Nicole Bless, PA
  • Shannon Packard, FNP
  • Lockport - Lockport Olcott Rd
  • Frederick Piwko, MD
  • Amber Nocek, PA
  • Lockpork-Snyder
  • Michelle Potempa, MD
  • Narinder Kaur, MD
  • Elisabeth Allen, FNP-BC
  • Charlene Conly, FNP
  • Melanie Leberman, PA
  • Williamsville - 705 Maple Rd
  • Ashley Kremer, DO
  • Esfandiar Mafi, MD
  • Arthur Mash, MD
  • Dawn Dolan, PA-C
  • Katlyn Holt, PA
  • Williamsville - 1000 Youngs
  • Allyn Norman, DO
  • Adam Norman, MD
  • Joanne Chmura, NP
  • Nicole Moeller, PA

If your Primary Care provider is listed here, please
call the number listed and follow the phone prompts.


  • Dunkirk 716.363.6960
  • Richard Milazzo, MD
  • Avani Kanneganti, MD
  • Ravi Sahni, MD
  • Linda Fuller, ANP-BC
  • Springville 716.592.3600
  • Kathleen King, MD
  • Marcy Masyga, MD
  • Alyxis Mitrowski, PA
  • Orchard Park 716.260.1593
  • Thomas Dilamarter, MD
  • Jennifer Yerke-McNamera, MD
  • Josie Sisson, PA-C
  • Melissa Spaeth, PA-C
  • Caitlin Hackford, PA
  • Cathleen Finan, PA-C
  • Dunkirk Pediatrics 716.363.6960
  • Rohini Thodge, MD
  • Medina/Albion 585.798.3345
  • Thomas Madejski, MD
  • Marcel Rozario, NP
  • Janet Wysocki-Freer, NP
  • Pamela Eaton, NP
  • Tonawanda 716.874.4060
  • Anthony Perna, MD
  • Caloger Ippolito, MD
  • Roseann Boswell, NP
  • Kathleen Kovacs, NP

If your Primary Care Doctor is NOT a General Physician provider, please contact their office directly.

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