The equipment, which will allow the inoculation of 2,000 people a day, was ready to use this February, but the authorization from the Government and the 'task force' for vaccination only arrived at the end of June and after the news that there were queues of several hours at vaccination centres. "I think that we need something like five or six days to get it up and running. There are logistical issues that have to be articulated," said the mayor at the time. The operationalising of the structure, destined to inoculate people who made the automatic scheduling of the vaccine, will now be in charge of the Regional Health Administration of the North (ARS-North) in articulation with partners, namely Unilabs. The council will be responsible for providing all the support that was requested, including the transfer of facilities and policing. This structure, underlined the mayor at the time, will make it possible to reduce the load that was being verified and that was "excessive" 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 had 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 operationalised.