The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has gone into quarantine after being told that she had been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19.
According to time.com, the Chancellor was given Pneumococcal flu vaccine as a cautionary measure against COVID-19.
It was later found out that the doctor who administered the vaccine had COVID-19.
Flu vaccines are usually given to people to prevent them from getting exposed to Flu caused by strains of bacteria in the vaccine.
Succesptible people to Flu and those with underlying chronic medical conditions, who are eligible, are usually given Flu vaccines as cautionary measure against Flu.
According to TIME, Merkel’s spokesperson said the German Chancellor got the Flu shot on Friday:
“Merkel’s spokesman said the German chancellor, who is 65, was informed about the doctor’s test shortly after holding a news conference Sunday announcing new measures to curb the spread of the virus.
“Her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said Merkel had received a precautionary vaccine Friday against pneumococcal infection.”