Watch: Harvey Price taken to hospital after receiving COVID-19 vaccine
Katie Price has revealed her son Harvey is “safe and well” after he was taken to hospital, just hours after receiving his first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.
In a video on Instagram, the TV personality said the 18-year-old began to feel unwell and had a high temperature of 39.9 degrees on Friday evening, in the wake of having the injection.
Price said she has to “really keep an eye” on Harvey’s reactions because of his complex needs — including autism, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome — and variety of medications.
She was advised by Great Ormond Street Hospital to take Harvey to the nearest A&E, where he had “bloods, X-rays and ECGS” before being told he could go home.
The star said her son was well enough to be requesting chicken Kiev and chips at four o’clock in the morning.
Price said: “Everything was fine. They just said it was a reaction from [the] COVID [vaccine] but today, he’s actually on form.“
Read more: Katie Price challenges Harvey trolls
The 42-year-old former glamour model thanked the “fantastic” doctors and nurses who helped her and Harvey and encouraged others to go ahead with their vaccinations.
She said: “I can’t wait to still have my COVID injection and I still recommend everyone else have it. Harvey is safe and well.”
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, which approved the Oxford jab, said side effects and adverse reactions are extremely rare.
The most common side effects include mild flu-like symptoms and soreness at the site of the injection, which should not last long.
Price previously praised those administering the vaccine for carrying out the job “smoothly, calmly and professionally”.
She told The Sun: “Harvey was so brave and it was over so quick everybody so helpful.
“It just felt like being in a film and made you realise more how serious this is."
Currently, those receiving vaccines against COVID-19 are those over the age of 70, care home residents and staff, NHS workers and those who are clinically vulnerable — including Harvey.
Watch: Harvey Price accepts job as train announcer