Piers Morgan has given an update on his mum’s health after revealing she was left “bed-ridden” following her coronavirus vaccine.
The 55 year old sparked concern earlier this month when he opened up on his mum’s “bad reaction,” but has now comforted fans by telling them she is “perfectly okay.”
He returned to Good Morning Britain after the half term break on Monday morning and gave more information on his mum Gabrielle’s response to the vaccine.
Discussing people who are hesitant to receive the jab on the hit ITV breakfast show with co-stars Susanna Reid and Dr Hilary Jones, he said: “My mum had quite a bad [reaction] to the Pfizer for a couple of days.
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“It was two days but she’s perfectly okay. It felt like a bad flu, really, but you get that don’t you?
“I think it’s one in 300 they reckon at the moment that get some kind of reaction but it’s the same with the flu jab.”
Dr Hilary replied: “It means that your immune system is mounting a response to the vaccine, which is what you want.
“You want to create antibodies within a few days that protects you against Covid-19, and any of those side effects are vastly better than having Covid-19 which, as we know, has a high mortality rate.”
Piers opened up on his mum’s reaction to the vaccine at the start of the month, revealing his 76 year old mum Gabrielle and her husband Glynne Pughe-Morgan have both been vaccinated, although his mum has developed flu-like symptoms.
He said: “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 added at the time: “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.
“Up to 50 per cent people are getting fatigue for a few hours, maybe 24 hours,” he continued.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.