Piers Morgan has revealed his mother Gabrielle suffered a bad reaction after having the first dose of her coronavirus vaccine.
The Good Morning Britain host, 55, was seen celebrating news that his parents had been vaccinated, after both his mum and step-father Glynne received their first jab.
Speaking live on air on Monday, Piers shared his parents’ experience with GMB viewers and explained that his mum had suffered ‘quite a bad reaction’ after her injection.
Piers said of the vaccine: ‘They said it was very efficient, very quick, very painless… all very happy,’ although he added: ‘My mum then got quite a bad reaction to her jab.’
He revealed that his mum has been in bed resting up, after suffering flu-like symptoms.
Piers said: ‘I say bad, like a fluey reaction, and she’s in bed. A lot of people are getting a little bit or a little bit more reaction.’
Dr Hilary Jones then assured those watching at home that most people experience some kind of reaction to the vaccine.
‘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’ he explained.
‘That’s not uncommon at all, and that’s common with any vaccination.’
Dr Hilary continued: ‘The second thing people are reporting is a bit of fatigue, headache, muscle pains that might last a bit longer. Some people are getting chills and a very slight temperature.’
The medical professional added that up to ’50 percent’ of people who have had the vaccine are experiencing a fatigue for either a few hours or up to 24 hours after being vaccinated.
Dr Hilary advised those that are experiencing symptoms to take paracetamol and ibuprofen to help them ease.
It comes after Piers was seen telling fans he was ‘happy’ to hear both his parents have now been vaccinated – especially after contracting coronavirus last year.
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.’
Piers revealed in November that his parents had been diagnosed with Covid-19 and urged fans to be more considerate towards each other during lockdown.
He said it had been a ‘scary time’ for his family, revealing on GMB: ‘It’s a scary thing for a family when your elderly parents are fighting it.
‘They are both in their mid to late 70s, and they got it two weeks ago from someone in their bubble. They had to go out and they were very sensible but got the virus, and then bang it was like dominoes.’
In the UK, there have been a total of 3.8million confirmed cases of Covid-19, while the death toll from the virus has now reached over 100,000.
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