Katie Price's joy as her son Harvey gets the Covid vaccine early because he's 'extremely vulnerable' to the deadly virus
KATIE Price has shared her joy as her son Harvey has been given the Covid vaccine early.
The Sun can exclusively reveal the 18-year-old had the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab yesterday.
"It’s felt strange being in a school hall with everybody sitting on chairs in rows a metre apart," Katie exclusively told us.
"Then a doctor speaks to tell you about the Oxford vaccine.
"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."
Harvey was born with a series of disabilities, including ADHD, autism, genetic condition Prader-Willi Syndrome and septo-optic dysplasia, which causes blindness.
He qualifies as a vulnerable individual and has been immunised in the fourth stage of the government roll-out of the vaccine.
Katie said Harvey was the "youngest" person they saw getting the vaccine.
So far only people aged 70 years old and over have been offered the vaccine.
The younger exceptions are frontline health and social care workers and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals.
Harvey will now have up to 70 per cent protection 22 days after his first dose.
He will have a second dose in another three months.
Around 24 million people are set to get the jab before Easter in a bid to immunise the entire population.
The Government have explained everyone must wait until they are contacted by the NHS, offering them an appointment.
The vaccine will be a huge relief for Katie who previously told The Sun how her son was tipping the scales at nearly 29 stone.
Obesity has been found to be one of the biggest risk factors leading to hospitalisation for those with coronavirus.
The NHS has previously said people with a BMI of 40 or above have a greater risk of developing complications if they catch the virus.
Harvey enchanted the nation when he appeared alongside his famous mum in their BBC documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me last month.
Harvey and Me followed Katie and the teen visiting residential colleges across the UK.
Katie said she had to look to move Harvey into full time residential care for his own learning and developmental needs.
In the doc, Katie shared her heartbreak as she explained that he smashes her house up due to his conditions, with the sound of closing doors one of his biggest triggers.
She also discussed her fears about Harvey being detained in a mental health facility, as well as her concern that he will not be able to cope if she were to die before him.
Harvey, whose dad is former footballer Dwight Yorke, is Katie's eldest child.
She also shares Junior, 15, and Princess, 13, with ex-husband Peter Andre and Jett and Bunny with Kieran Hayler.
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