Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has been admitted to hospital with a “suspected infection”.
A statement from his office said Hunt “will be kept overnight for observation and is being administered antibiotics and fluid”.
“The minister is expected to make a full recovery,” the statement said.
AstraZeneca and Pfizer doses from overseas are being given to frontline health and hotel quarantine workers, as well as aged and disability care residents and staff, as part of phase 1a.
The federal government has put more than $6 billion towards Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout, with contracts for more than 150 million doses in total and one third to be made by pharmaceutical giant CSL in Victoria.
The home-made doses are expected to be available in time for phase 1b.
He said over 81,000 Australians have so far been vaccinated.
Two weeks ago Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly were among the first to be vaccinated with the Pfizer jab.