At the meeting at Infarmed's headquarters, in Lisbon, only the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the President of the Assembly of the Republic, Ferro Rodrigues, and the Prime Minister, António Costa, in addition to the Minister of Health, Marta Temido, will be present, and from the experts.

The rest - party representatives, members of the Council of State or social partners - will participate in the session by videoconference.

The epidemiological situation in Portugal will be presented by Pedro Pinto Leite, from the General Directorate of Health, while João Paulo Gomes, from the National Institute of Health Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), will speak about the evolution of the prevalence and transmissibility of the Omicron variant of the SARS coronavirus -CoV-2.

Ana Paula Rodrigues, also from INSA, will present data on the severity of the infection and the effectiveness of the vaccines, followed by Baltazar Nunes, from the same institute, who will explain the impact of Ómicron on the Portuguese population.

The certainties and uncertainties of the pandemic will be addressed by Henrique Barros, from the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto, and Andreia Leite, from the National School of Public Health, will expose behaviurs and social perceptions during the festive period.

The recommendations for the management of the pandemic will be in charge of Raquel Duarte, from the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto, which will be followed by a review of the status of vaccination against covid-19 by Colonel Carlos Penha-Gonçalves.