Why did Australian Health Minister end up in hospital?

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The day before yesterday, Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt proudly got vaccinated against Covid-19. In Melbourne, he and former prime minister Julia Gillard, among others, received the vaccine from AstraZeneca, writes Reuters.

Health Minister Greg Hunt

“Yesterday I had the honour of being vaccinated with AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine”,

It was announced today that Hunt has been hospitalised for “a suspected infection”.

The 55-year-old Hunt will remain in the hospital overnight for observation and will receive antibiotics and fluids. It is not known what his symptoms are or when he was admitted to the hospital. “The minister is expected to make a full recovery,” his office said in a statement.

His office also let it be known that the hospitalisation was “not vaccine related”. Hunt is the third Australian minister to be absent from work. Justice Minister Christian Porter and Defence Minister Linda Reynolds also required medical attention.