Speaking to Lusa, the independent Rui Moreira indicated that he was informed, two days ago, by the Secretary of State for Mobility and coordinator of the plan to combat Covid-19 for the North region, Eduardo Pinheiro, that the Government and the task force ' of the vaccination plan decided to use the 'drive-thru' center (which will allow people to enter the structures by car without having to get out of the vehicle to be vaccinated), as had been proposed by the municipality. "I think we need something like five or six days to get that up and running. There are logistical issues that have to be articulated," said the mayor, adding that the structure will be designed to inoculate people who have scheduled the vaccine.
The operationalization of the equipment, which has been ready for use since February, will now be the responsibility of the Regional Health Administration of the North (ARS-Norte) in conjunction with partners, namely Unilabs. To Lusa, the mayor said that the Chamber will provide all the support that was requested, including the transfer of facilities and policing. Rui Moreira added Moreira that this structure will make it possible to reduce the load that was being verified and that it was "excessive", namely in the Army's Transmission Regiment. On 24 June, the São João holiday in Porto, the Chamber activated the means of civil protection and firefighters to support those waiting in line at the vaccination center against Covid-19 installed in the Army's Transmission Regiment, where long queues have been registered. The memorandum of understanding with the Hospital Center of São João, with a view to the implementation of a drive-thru Covid-19 vaccination center at Queimódromo, was approved by the Porto City Council on 5 April , but the equipment has been in place since February ready to be operational.