PIERS Morgan has revealed his parents have finally had their coronavirus vaccine after they battled the virus last year.
The Good Morning Britain presenter shared his joy on Twitter tonight after mum Gabrielle and stepdad Glynne were struck down with Covid-19 in November.
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Piers, 55, said: "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 @[email protected]"
The TV star spoke of the "psychological trauma" of coming up against coronavirus in his family last year and said it had brought down his elderly mother Gabrielle and stepdad Glynne "like dominos".
He said on GMB: "I would just like to say something to my parents who are both battling Covid at the moment and have been for two weeks.
"It's a scary thing for a family when your elderly parents go through this. They got it from someone in their bubble.
"It was 'bang, like dominoes'. They had one lunch together and within three days my mum and dad both had Covid-19.
"It's been a long two weeks for our family."
He added: "50 per cent of the battle for anyone who gets it – especially when you're slightly older – is the psychological trauma you go through.
"All you read about is the horror stories and it's a scary time for people.
"My parents have been very unnerved by it. Thankfully they're starting to come out the other end of it and they haven't had to be hospitalised and no oxygen issues, thank god for that.
"I wanted to talk about it because they felt strongly that if you get this it doesn't automatically mean you're going to go to hospital and you may die."
He added: "It's been a very sobering insight into what it's like for many families."
Covid vaccines are already easing the pandemic's grip on Britain – less than two months after a grandmother became the first person in the world to get a jab.
As inoculations rack up, early data shows the crisis is easing and the number of people testing positive is already dropping, experts say.
The research, which will be published within days, will also provide evidence that Brits are protected with just one dose, the Times reports.
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