Piers Morgan’s mum is bed-ridden after ‘bad reaction’ to coronavirus vaccine
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Piers Morgan has revealed that his mum has had a "bad reaction" to the coronavirus vaccine.
The 55 year old has been eagerly waiting for his mum Gabrielle, 76, to receive the vaccine after she contracted the virus late last year.
But he has now revealed that both Gabrielle and her husband Glynne Pughe-Morgan have both been vaccinated, although his mum has developed flu-like symptoms.
He took to his ITV breakfast show Good Morning Britain on Monday to give an update on his mum and stepfather, saying the process was "efficient" and "very painless".
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However, she is having to rest up in bed after having a "bad reaction" to the jab.
Piers told viewers: "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 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 was on hand to explain Gabrielle's side effect, telling Piers: "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.
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"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.
"Up to 50 per cent people are getting fatigue for a few hours, maybe 24 hours," he continued.
Piers revealed in November that both Gabrielle and Glynne has contracted coronavirus from a member of their support bubble.
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He told viewers at the time: "I'd like to say something to my parents, they are both battling COVID and have been for two weeks and 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 and they had to go out and they were very sensible but got the virus and then bang it was like dominoes."
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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