KATIE Price is relieved her 18-year-old son Harvey got his second coronavirus vaccine jab last week – after the first dose triggered a terrifying hospital dash.
The 42-year-old star’s son suffered no ill effects from his second jab, with the high-risk teen now fully vaccinated against the virus.
In February, The Sun revealed that Harvey had been rushed to hospital after suffering a reaction to his first dose of the Oxford/ AstraZeneca jab.
Sources close to the family told us at the time that Harvey was “shaking uncontrollably” – with his temperature shooting up to 39.9 degrees the day after the injection.
Doctors at the hospital confirmed that the illness was down to the life-saving vaccine after examining Harvey.
Katie also confirmed to The Sun that Harvey was “absolutely fine” after getting the second jab”
The source shared: “Katie’s very worried – she always fears the worst when it comes to Harvey’s health but is trying to remain calm.
“Like any mum would be, she’s beside herself with worry. It’s dangerous as Harvey hasn’t got cortisol in his body to fight like us.”
Thankfully, Harvey recovered quickly and Katie later urged everybody to get the vaccine and not let Harvey’s experience put them off.
She told The Sun: “I am in awe of the NHS – they are amazing, without them Harvey would not be here today.
“I don’t want anyone worrying about him as he’s fine now at home eating carrot cake. Despite Harvey’s reaction, he is one of a kind, the Covid jab is so important especially for those in high risk categories.
“I am so much happier in the knowledge Harvey is safer now he has had his.”
She later added on social media: “The doctors and nurses were fantastic so I can’t wait to still have my Covid injection and I still recommend everyone else have it and Harvey is safe and well.”
Harvey was born with a series of disabilities, including ADHD, autism, genetic condition Prader-Willi Syndrome and septo-optic dysplasia, which causes blindness.
He qualified for the vaccine as a vulnerable individual and was immunised in the fourth stage of the government roll-out of the jab.
Katie received her first jab on Friday – despite her own fear of needles.