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