Katie Price’s son Harvey has been taken to hospital after suffering with ‘uncontrollable shaking’.
The 18-year-old has been taken to Great Ormond Street Hospital with a temperature of 39.9°C just hours after he was given his first Covid vaccine. A source told The Sun: ‘Katie’s in bits, Harvey only had the jab on Friday but now doctors who know Harvey well are telling her he’s had a bad reaction to it – it can’t be anything else.
‘She’s very worried but is trying to remain calm. It’s dangerous as he hasn’t got cortisol in his body to fight like us.’ It is extremely rare for people to get a severe reaction from the coronavirus vaccine, which has been approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) as both both safe and effective.
The most common side-effects of the vaccine are mild flu-like symptoms, a headache, tiredness or soreness at the site of the injection which should pass relatively quickly.
Harvey was born with a series of complex conditions, including Prader-Willi syndrome and septic-optic dysplasia, as well as autism and ADHD. He qualified to have the vaccine early due to being classed as clinically extremely vulnerable, with the general roll-out still being offered to adults over 70 at present. Katie had earlier revealed that Harvey had had his first dose of the vaccine, which was administered at a vaccination centre in a school hall.