Katie Price thrilled as Harvey gets Covid vaccine early due to vulnerable status

Katie Price's eldest son Harvey Price has had the Covid vaccine, getting it early due to his vulnerable status.

The 18-year-old had the coronavirus jab on Friday as he is classed as "extremely vulnerable" when it comes to the deadly virus.

Mum-of-five Katie has spoke of how proud she is of her boy, who had been the youngest person in line to get the vaccination on Friday.

Former glamour model Katie took Harvey to a school hall, where a doctor told them about the Oxford vaccine.

She told The Sun: ""Harvey was the youngest we saw there it was all smoothly calmly and professionally done.

"Harvey was so brave and it was over so quick everybody so helpful.

"It just felt like being in a film and made you realise more how serious this is."

The 42-year-old also shared a photo with the publication of Harvey having his injection, with the teenager looking calm and brave despite the uncomfortable moment.

Harvey's pre-existing conditions have left him vulnerable to the coronavirus, and he has been given the vaccination during the fourth stage of the government's roll out plan.

He was born with the genetic condition Prader-Willi Syndrome, septo-optic dysplasia which causes blindness, ADHD and autism.

The government previously revealed their roll out plan for the vaccination, with care home residents and carers being the first to get the injection.

They were followed by people 80 years of age and older, as well as frontline health and social care workers.

The next stage were people aged 75 years and older, while Harvey fell into the fourth stage – people aged 70 and up, as well as those who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

So far in the UK, more than 9million people have been given a Covid vaccination.

It looks likely that, with the current rate of vaccination, the UK will hit the government's target of 15m people by mid-February.

After that, the vaccination will be offered to younger groups – aged 50 and over – as well as other priority groups by the spring.

It is believed that the aforementioned groups represent around 90% to 99% of those who are most at risk of dying to the horrific virus.

Most people are now being given the first vaccination with a larger gap of 12 weeks until the second, which is longer than originally planned.

This is a breaking news story and is constantly being updated.

Please refresh the page regularly to get the latest TV updates.

TV & Showbiz reporters are working to source the latest information, reaction, pictures and video related to this story.

You can also follow us on Twitter @DailyStar, or follow us on Instagram @dailystar to get the latest TV and celeb gossip 24 hours a day.

Or like our Daily Star Showbiz Facebook page to get the day's biggest stories, and have your say on them.

Why not also subscribe to receive our regular Daily Star showbiz newsletters?

You can do this on this page by simply entering your email address above and hitting 'subscribe'.

Download the Daily Star app for flash alerts on the biggest stories of the day, so you don't miss out.

Why not also subscribe to receive our regular Daily Star news bulletins? You can do this on this page by simply entering your email address above and hitting 'subscribe'.

  • Katie Price
  • Harvey Price

Source: Read Full Article