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Katie Price’s son Harvey, 18, thanks well-wishers after recovering from COVID-19 jab reaction

Katie Price’s son Harvey dedicated a thank-you message to his army of well-wishers on Monday, after he was hospitalised following a reaction to his COVID-19 jab.

Harvey, 18 – who is on the autism spectrum and was born with disabilities including partial blindness, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome – is recovering at home with his family from a allergic reaction to the vaccine last week.

And in a new video posted on Instagram on Monday, Katie, 42, shared a clip of her son thanking those who supported him while the pair enjoyed some playful banter. 

Gratitude: Katie Price’s son Harvey dedicated a thank-you message to his army of well-wishers on Monday, after he was hospitalised following a reaction to his COVID-19 jab

At the start of the heartwarming clip, former glamour model Katie is heard saying to her eldest son: ‘Make me laugh… Say something funny.’

‘Hello, egg,’ he said, complying with her request, before he made his mother gasp by adding: ‘Hello, d***head.’

After apologising, the teen was seen excitedly receiving a serving of cheesecake as he relaxed on the sofa.

‘Are you happy?’ doting mother Katie enquired, as she informed him: ‘Mummy’s gonna do this post for Instagram.’

Update: Katie Price took to Instagram with Harvey by her side on Sunday as she revealed he suffered a reaction after taking the first of his Oxford/AstraZeneca jabs on Friday

Update: Katie Price took to Instagram with Harvey by her side on Sunday as she revealed he suffered a reaction after taking the first of his Oxford/AstraZeneca jabs on Friday

‘Oh yeah, mum. I’m so happy, mum,’ Harvey adorably responded, before he said to his supporters: ‘Thank you, everyone. I love you, everyone.’

Meanwhile, Katie revealed that doesn’t want her son Harvey’s experience to put people off having the coronavirus vaccine. 

She told The Sun: ‘I am in awe of the NHS – they are amazing, without them Harvey would not be here today. 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.’

Back to his old self: In a new video posted on Instagram on Monday, Katie, 42, shared a clip of her son thanking those who supported him while the pair enjoyed some playful banter

Back to his old self: In a new video posted on Instagram on Monday, Katie, 42, shared a clip of her son thanking those who supported him while the pair enjoyed some playful banter 

However, Katie has called for ‘strict medical supervision’ and monitoring for those who suffer with ‘complex and rare conditions’ when they have their vaccination.

Her representative said: ‘Katie would like the medical authorities to consider those with complex and rare conditions should be vaccinated under strict medical supervision and monitored for 24hrs as their immune systems can react differently.

‘Treatment can then be administered immediately. This would be subject to the resources being made available for this.’ 

The video comes after Katie revealed that Harvey is home and well, after he was rushed to hospital following a bad reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine.

The former glamour model took to her Instagram Stories with her son by her side on Sunday as she revealed he suffered a reaction after taking the first of his Oxford/AstraZeneca jabs on Friday.

And the mother-of-five revealed that once she got her eldest son home from the hospital, he was back ‘on form’, requesting chicken Kiev and chips at 4am.  

‘Harvey is all good, she told her army of followers. ‘Thank you for all your kind messages and best wishes for Harvey he is home, safe and well.’

She then went on to discuss Harvey’s apparent reaction to the vaccine, saying: ‘So because of Harvey’s complex needs and the complex medication that he’s on he had his COVID [vaccine], the Oxford one, and had just as reaction.   

‘The reaction was a really, really high temperature, 39.9 [degrees]. And obviously with Harvey, I have to keep a really keen eye and I couldn’t get his temperature down.

‘So I phoned Great Ormond Street and they told me to go to the nearest A&E that’s what we did. Did all your bloods, did an X-ray, blood, ECG, everything.    

Home and safe: The video comes after Katie revealed that Harvey is home and well, after he was rushed to hospital following a bad reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine

Home and safe: The video comes after Katie revealed that Harvey is home and well, after he was rushed to hospital following a bad reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine

‘Everything was fine, said it was just a reaction from COVID but today, he’s absolutely on form, aren’t you?

‘And 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.’

Elsewhere in the video, Katie went on to reveal that Harvey was so much back to his old self that he had a decadent culinary request in the early hours of Sunday.

After prompting him to share that he was in hospital the night before, she said: ‘What did you ask for at four o’clock this morning? Chicken Kiev and chips!’

Katie also encouraged others to still go ahead with getting the Covid vaccine, saying that despite Harvey’s reaction it’s still so important for high risk people to have it.   

Appetite: Elsewhere in the video, Katie went on to reveal that Harvey was so much back to his old self that he had a decadent culinary request in the early hours of Sunday

Appetite: Elsewhere in the video, Katie went on to reveal that Harvey was so much back to his old self that he had a decadent culinary request in the early hours of Sunday

She told The Sun: ‘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.’ 

While her rep added: ‘Katie would like the medical authorities to consider those with complex and rare conditions should be vaccinated under strict medical supervision and monitored for 24hrs as their immune systems can react differently.’

Harvey also sweetly thanked his mum’s followers for all their well wishes after the scary dash to hospital in a video shared on Instagram on Sunday evening.  

The update came after she was said to be ‘worried to bits’ after her son Harvey was rushed to hospital with ‘uncontrollable shaking’ on Saturday. 

Scary: The update came after she was said to be 'worried to bits' after her son Harvey was rushed to hospital with 'uncontrollable shaking' on Saturday

Scary: The update came after she was said to be ‘worried to bits’ after her son Harvey was rushed to hospital with ‘uncontrollable shaking’ on Saturday

Hours earlier, Harvey, who is on the autism spectrum and was born with disabilities including partial blindness, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome, received his first COVID vaccine, having been declared clinically extremely vulnerable.

A source 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. It’s dangerous as he hasn’t got cortisol in his body to fight like us.’

It came just hours after Katie expressed her relief and joy as Harvey received an early COVID-19 vaccine on Friday. 

Staying safe: Katie expressed relief and joy on Saturday after her son Harvey received an early COVID-19 vaccine because he is 'extremely vulnerable' to the virus

Staying safe: Katie expressed relief and joy on Saturday after her son Harvey received an early COVID-19 vaccine because he is ‘extremely vulnerable’ to the virus

Due to his health conditions, Harvey is considered a vulnerable citizen, and he is now immunised in the fourth stage of the vaccine roll-out, orchestrated by the government.   

It also comes after Katie revealed she’s got her son a three-bedroom house to help prepare him to go to residential college full-time, which is across the road from her home in Surrey. 

In the video, Katie and Harvey sat on the sofa in the living room of his new home.    

Katie explained: ‘So I’ve got this house for Harvey. Basically it’s a three bedroom house I got him for all he needs. I’ve been doing it up a little bit for him.

‘I’ve got it for him before he goes to residential to get used to the transition. And yes he’s already made some holes in the walls and stuff, which I keep plastering. I’m trying to keep on top of everything and make it a nice home for him.   

Protected: The teen, who is on the autism spectrum and was born with disabilities including partial blindness, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome, had the Oxford AstraZeneca injection, according to The Sun

Protected: The teen, who is on the autism spectrum and was born with disabilities including partial blindness, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome, had the Oxford AstraZeneca injection, according to The Sun

‘As you can see there’s bits and that everywhere but next time we will give you a tour of Harvey’s new home.’

Katie believes the move is vital for Harvey’s well-being because she can no longer restrain the at 6ft2in and 29 stone teen if he has a mood swing – and fears he could be sectioned if she doesn’t act now.  

She also said Harvey is excited about the prospect of going into a full-time college, after previously going to a residential college five days a week.   

WHAT IS PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME?

Prader-Willi syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes problems including constant urges to eat food, restricted growth and reduced muscle tone.

Other potential issues include learning difficulties, lack of sexual development and behavioral problems such as tantrums or stubbornness.

The rare condition, which affects one in every 15,000 children born in England, is caused by a defect on chromosome number 15 – and happens by chance.

Because there is no cure, treatment aims to manage the symptoms – with parents of sufferers urged to get their children to stick to a healthy, balanced diet.

Children with the syndrome can eat up to six times more than children of the same age – and still feel hungry.

It was first described in 1956 by Swiss doctors A Prader, A Labhart and H Willi. 




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