Piers Morgan's mum suffered 'bad reaction' to COVID vaccine

Katie Archer
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Piers Morgan and his Mom attends The Celebrity Apprentice Finale at Rock Center Cafe, Rockefeller Center on March 27, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Piers Morgan says his mum has suffered a 'bad reaction' to her jab. (Jim Spellman/WireImage)

Piers Morgan has revealed his mum suffered a “bad reaction” to her coronavirus vaccine at the weekend.

The Good Morning Britain host is a keen advocate of the jab and was pleased to report that his parents were vaccinated on Saturday, but said that his mum had experienced some after-effects.

He said she had been in bed with flu-like symptoms, although his stepfather, who also received a jab, did not seem to have been affected.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Piers Morgan attends the TRIC Awards 2020 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 10, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Piers Morgan is pleased his parents have been vaccinated. (Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

In Monday morning’s show, Morgan said of his parents: “They said it was very efficient, very quick, very painless, all very happy. My mum then got quite a bad reaction to her jab.

“I say bad, like a flu-y reaction, and she's in bed. A lot of people are getting a little bit, or a little bit more reaction.”

On Saturday, he tweeted: “BREAKING: Another 489,934 covid vaccines were administered in the UK yesterday...the 2nd highest daily total to date. Brilliant news... and I’m even happier that today’s figure will include my parents who got jabbed this morning. Keep up the great work @NHSuk @nadhimzahawi”

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But GMB’s resident doctor was quick to reassure Morgan about his mum.

Dr Hilary Jones said: “Most people might get a slight reaction at the injection site so some redness, some heat, some warmth a bit of tenderness probably last a few hours.

“Certainly gone overnight. That's not uncommon at all, and that's common with any vaccination.

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“The second thing people are reporting is a bit of fatigue, headache, muscle pains, that might last a bit longer. Some people getting chills and a very slight temperature.”

Morgan has previously shared how both of his parents contracted coronavirus from a member of their support bubble but made a good recovery.

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