Katie Price urges everyone to get COVID jab despite Harvey's reaction and hospital dash

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Katie leaving BBC studios with son Harvey in London on Wednesday (Getty Images).
Katie Price says Harvey has recovered well after suffering a bad reaction from his COVID jab. (Getty Images).

Katie Price has urged people to get a COVID jab, saying she is still looking forward to hers despite son Harvey being rushed to hospital after getting his.

Harvey, 18, who is classed as being in a vulnerable group, received his first dose on Friday, and Price shared the scary experience of having to take him to A&E after he developed a temperature of 39.9C and began shaking.

Despite the reaction, Price told The Sun that Harvey had recovered well and encouraged others to take up their appointments for jabs.

Katie Price with her son Harvey leaves Portcullis House in London after giving evidence to the Commons Petitions Committee where she called for online abuse to be made a specific offence. (Photo by Nick Ansell/PA Images via Getty Images)
Harvey Price and his mum Katie. (Nick Ansell/PA Images via Getty Images)

She said: “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."

Price said he had a number of tests in hospital and that his reaction was related to the complex range of medications he takes, and that it hasn’t put her off getting a vaccine.

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She said: "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."

Her rep also added that she was keen to see others with complex medical conditions vaccinated under medical supervision and monitored for 24 hours if resources were available.

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The mother and son recently featured in the BBC documentary Katie Price: Harvey & Me, which followed their search for a residential college for Harvey to move into full-time.

Price felt she had found the right place by the end of the programme, but was waiting to hear back about funding for Harvey to attend.

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