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Katie Price’s disabled son Harvey rushed to hospital after ‘extremely dangerous’ reaction to Covid vaccine


KATIE Price’s oldest son Harvey has been rushed to hospital with an apparent reaction to the Covid vaccine after receiving his first dose on Friday.

The ‘brave’ 18-year-old received the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab because of his high risk status as revealed exclusively by The Sun.

Harvey Price, 18, received the Covid jab yesterday but has since been rushed to A&E

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Harvey Price, 18, received the Covid jab yesterday but has since been rushed to A&ECredit: The Sun

Harvey Price, 18, has been rushed to Great Ormond Street Hospital tonight leaving his mum “worried to bits”.

Harvey, who sources close to the family say “was shaking uncontrollably,” had a concerning temperature of 39.9 degrees.

A source close to Katie 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.”

Katie is beside herself as she tries to stay calm for her sick son

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Katie is beside herself as she tries to stay calm for her sick son

The source added: “It’s dangerous as he hasn’t got cortisol in his body to fight like us.”

The most common Covid vaccine side effects are flu-like symptoms, tiredness and a headache – as the jabs are today hailed as “safe”.

A safety report published by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency found people also suffered with arm pain and fever.

They revealed most people had “mild and short lasting” side effects in line with “a normal immune response to vaccines – including a sore arm and fatigue”.

Katie is trying to keep calm, but knows that even a simple cold could make Harvey seriously ill

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Katie is trying to keep calm, but knows that even a simple cold could make Harvey seriously illCredit: YouTube/Katie Price

The most frequently reported reactions are injection-site tenderness and pain, headaches, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, fever, chills and nausea.

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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 has been immunised in the fourth stage of the government roll-out of the vaccine.

Katie said Harvey was the “youngest” person they saw getting the vaccine.

Harvey was rushed to hospital last year after his temperature hit 42C

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Harvey was rushed to hospital last year after his temperature hit 42CCredit: instagram

So far only people aged 70 years old and over have been offered the vaccine.

Harvey, whose dad is former footballer Dwight Yorke, is Katie’s eldest child.

She also shares Junior, 15, and Princess, 13, with ex-husband Peter Andre and Jett and Bunny with Kieran Hayler.

It is not the first time the teen has been rushed to hospital and is no stranger to the NHS.

Doctors originally thought Harvey had a chest infection but he was later rushed to intensive care

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Doctors originally thought Harvey had a chest infection but he was later rushed to intensive care

Last year he was rushed to intensive care with breathing problems after his temperature spiked to 42C.

Harvey was first taken to hospital after needing “urgent medical attention” while celebrating sister Princess’ 13th birthday in late June, but doctors soon discharged him saying it was a chest infection.

But only a couple of weeks later, Harvey was rushed to hospital by ambulance with breathing problems after his temperature shot up to a dangerously high 42 degrees.

He was tested for coronavirus and spent 10 days in Epsom Hospital in Surrey after showing symptoms of the killer bug.

Katie has been praised for how she cares for Harvey after viewers saw their bond in the BBC documentary, Harvey and Me

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Katie has been praised for how she cares for Harvey after viewers saw their bond in the BBC documentary, Harvey and MeCredit: BBC

Harvey enchanted the nation when he appeared alongside his famous mum in their BBC documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me last month.

Harvey and Me followed Katie and the teen visiting residential colleges across the UK.

Katie said she had to look to move Harvey into full time residential care for his own learning and developmental needs.

In the doc, Katie shared her heartbreak as she explained that he smashes her house up due to his conditions, with the sound of closing doors one of his biggest triggers.

Katie Price fights back tears and says she wishes disabled son Harvey dies before her because he ‘won’t be able to cope without her’





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