AdventHealth to open antibody clinic in Orange City, distribute vaccines for Volusia County first responders

clinical employee speaks to a patient reviving a bamlanivimab infusion in Ornage City

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, an infusion clinic offering monoclonal-antibody treatments will open on the campus of AdventHealth Fish Memorial in Orange City. The 6-seat clinic will offer both bamlanivimab and Regeneron for COVID-19 outpatients. This is our second outpatient antibody clinic -- our first opened in December at AdventHealth Orlando. More information on that clinic and the treatments can be found here.

Also beginning Wednesday, Volusia County public-safety workers can receive Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations on the campus of AdventHealth Daytona Beach. All public-protection and public-safety personnel are eligible, including police, fire, EMS, beach safety, corrections and animal control staff. Distribution hours are 7:30 am to 2:30 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Jan. 6-8).

Dr. Joe Smith, chief medical officer of AdventHealth Daytona Beach, encouraged all first responders to get vaccinated. “I’ve talked to many, many people who’ve had the vaccine, and any side effects have been very minor and brief,” Smith said. “I’ve taken it, and I had no reaction whatsoever and am feeling great.”