Piers Morgan has revealed his mother has been suffering from flu-like symptoms after getting her coronavorus vaccine.
Speaking on Monday’s Good Morning Britain, Piers gave an update on his parents, who both received theif first Covid vaccine last week after previously battling the virus.
Piers said his mum is recovering in bed, but said his parents had praised the ‘very efficient, very painless’ vaccine process.
Battle:Piers Morgan has revealed his mother Gabrielle has been suffering from flu-like symptoms after getting her coronavorus vaccine alongside her husband Glynne Pughe-Morgan (Piers and his parents, pictured in 2012)
Piers’ parents had their jabs in East Sussex on Friday and were full of praise for the service, but his mum Gabrielle, 76, has experienced some flu-like side effects.
The GMB star explained: ‘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.’
GMB’s resident medic Dr Hilary Jones was quick to reassure Piers and viewers that what his mother is experiencing is an entirely normal reaction.
Vaccine: Speaking on Monday’s Good Morning Britain , Piers gave an update on his parents, who both received theif first Covid vaccine on Friday after previously battling the virus
He 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.
‘Up to 50 per cent people are getting fatigue for a few hours, maybe 24 hours.’
Advice: GMB’s resident medic Dr Hilary Jones was quick to reassure Piers and viewers that what his mother is experiencing is an entirely normal reaction
He added that it was safe to take paracetamol and ibuprofen to deal with the symptoms.
The total number of Brits who have now received at least one dose of the vaccine is 8,977,329.
Piers took to Twitter on Saturday to share the news that his parents had received their first vaccine.
Piers previously told how his mother and step-father, Gabrielle and Glynne Pughe-Morgan – who Piers said are both in their ‘mid to late seventies’ – fought the disease.
Good news! Piers took to Twitter on Saturday to share the news that his parents had received their first vaccine
On Twitter he wrote: ‘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.’
In November, the ITV star revealed both of his elderly parents contracted coronavirus from a member of their support bubble.
He confirmed they had come out the other side and are in recovery, but his step-father is still complaining about a loss of taste and smell.
Update: On Twitter he wrote: ‘BREAKING: Another 489, 934 Covid vaccines were administered in the UK yesterday… the 2nd highest daily total to date
Piers said: ‘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.’
Piers’ biological father Eamonn Vincent O’Meara, tragically died in a road accident when Piers was just 11 months old, and when his mother remarried, the TV star and journalist took on his step-dad’s surname.