The 28-year-old, who is asthmatic and has not been vaccinated, was admitted on Thursday night after she ‘woke up and couldn’t move’.
A spokesperson for Stephanie told MailOnline: ‘She has been in isolation and is awaiting a chest X-ray. She’s at risk because of her underlying asthma.
‘Stephanie has not been vaccinated yet because of her allergies and anaphylaxis.’
Late last night, while in her hospital bed and wearing an oxygen mask, the soap star explained in a video that the onset of her symptoms ‘happened so quick.’
Despite being in her twenties, the actress falls into the ‘high risk’ category for Covid because of her asthma.
Patients with severe asthma were at the top of the priority list when the vaccines began to be rolled out late last year and mild asthmatics were offered the jab during the second phase of the rollout.
But some people with severe food allergies or a history of anaphylaxis were advised to consult with their doctor before getting the jabs.
Oh no! Stephanie Davis, 28, has tested positive for Covid-19
Terrifying: The Hollyoaks actress, who suffers from asthma and has not been vaccinated against coronavirus, was rushed to hospital on in an ambulance Thursday night
Just days ago: Two days earlier, Stephanie looked happy and healthy as she attended a friend’s wedding with her bike shop worker beau Oliver Tasker
What happened? Stephanie explained: ‘Last night I had a bit of a headache before bed, and my sinuses. I woke up so ill. I had to call an ambulance, and I’ve tested positive for Covid-19’
Speaking to her camera phone, Stephanie explained: ‘So last night I had a bit of a headache before bed, and my sinuses.
‘I woke up so ill. I had to call an ambulance basically, and I’ve tested positive for Covid-19. I feel like I’ve been ran over.
‘The worst part is my skin. I can’t touch my skin, it’s killing me. I’m just in so much pain.
WHY HAS STEPHANIE NOT BEEN GIVEN A COVID VACCINE?
The vaccine rollout began opening to people under 30 in June.
But former Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis, 28, would have been prioritised for the jabs ahead of her peers because she is asthmatic.
Severe asthmatics were considered ‘extremely clinically vulnerable’ and included in the top four priority groups when the vaccines were first rolled out.
People with more mild forms were offered the jab from April.
But Stephanie is believed to have serious food allergies and a history of anaphylaxis which complicates the rollout further.
In the Government’s Covid vaccine guidance it says that the jabs:
Should not be given to those who have had a previous systemic allergic reaction (including immediate-onset anaphylaxis) to:
● a previous dose of the same Covid-19 vaccine
● any component (excipient) of the Covid-19 vaccine e.g. polyethylene glycol (PEG)
‘Oh my god, it’s horrible. And it just, it happened so quick. I basically woke up and couldn’t move,’ revealed the soap star.
‘I’ve never had sore skin before, so I thought: ‘Well, this isn’t like a chest infection’. Normally, I suffer with my chest. I feel rotten,’ added the mother-of-one, who has asthma.
After having her breathing device removed, Stephanie returned and told fans: ‘I’m going back to sleep now. Trying to get an hours’ sleep.
‘I feel like I’ve been ran over. My skin, I can’t touch my skin.
Following a little rest, Stephanie explained to her followers: ‘They’ve started me on some more fluids and some painkillers and intravenous for the pain… Honestly, my god. I feel like I’ve been ran over.
‘Did anyone else [with Covid-19] have sore skin? I feel like I can’t touch my skin, and my back. My chest feels a bit better after having some nebulisers, but my god!’
MailOnline has contacted Stephanie Davis’ representatives for comment.
Stephanie is believed to suffer from serious food allergies and have a history of anaphylaxis which complicates whether she can receive the vaccine.
The Government’s Covid advice says jabs should not be given to those who ‘had a previous systemic allergic reaction (including immediate-onset anaphylaxis)’ to either a previous dose of the Covid jab, or any component of the jab.
Britain’s medical regulator has recommended under-40s should receive the Pfizer vaccine.
But the jab contains polyethylene glycol — a substance also used in other drugs that can trigger anaphylaxis such as common painkillers like Ibuprofen.
In some cases the body’s immune system attacks the substance alongside the Covid antibodies it is exposed to by the jab. This can trigger an allergic reaction.
Just two days earlier, Stephanie looked happy and healthy as she attended a friend’s wedding with her bike shop worker beau Oliver Tasker.
The Liverpudlian star oozed glamour in a chic black pencil dress, and gushed about having had a: ‘a wonderful night’ at the celebratory event.
She confirmed her relationship with Oliver, in loved-up post shared to Instagram at the beginning of June.
Her social media upload included a trio of snaps showing them cosied up together in various locations.
Agony: ‘The worst part is my skin. I can’t touch my skin, it’s killing me. I’m just in so much pain. Oh my god, it’s horrible’ admitted the actress as she lay in her hospital bed
Fast deterioration: ‘And it just, it happened so quick. I basically woke up and couldn’t move,’ revealed the soap star
Last outing: Stephanie attended her friend Rachel Edwardson’s wedding days before being admitted to hospital with Covid-19
When can people with asthma get the jab?
People with asthma were in the sixth priotity group for getting a vaccine in the UK, behind the over-65s .
But people with the condition who did not get a shielding letter and have not been to A&E or prescribed steroids for their asthma were not prioritised in the vaccine rollout.
Instead, those with well-controlled asthama were invited to get the jabs when the vaccine opened to their age group.
But people with allergies to the ingredients in the vaccines cannot get them.
Charity Asthma UK said that people with the condition do not seem to be at a higher risk of dying from Covid, but are slighly more likley to be admitted to hospital.
The Hollyoaks actress – who is mum to son Caben-Albi, four – told excited friends of her bearded ginger beau: ‘He’s the male version of me!’
Alongside the photographs of Oliver – who works as a buyer for Formby Cycles in Liverpool – Stephanie simply wrote ‘You,’ followed by a single red love heart emoji.
Her Hollyoaks pal Ross Evans demanded: ‘I want to know EVERYTHING,’ to which she responded: ‘hahahaha your going to love him. [sic] He’s the male version of me haha.’
Stephanie previously split from Owen Warner, who plays Romeo Quinn in Hollyoaks, in September 2019, after nine months together, amid rumours the hunk felt that the relationship was ‘moving too quickly’.
The pair met on the set of the soap and moved in together just a month into their relationship.
A source told the Sun at the time: ‘Stephanie and Owen have decided to split after weeks of trying to work through their differences.
‘They decided to end it today and Steph is insisting there’s no going back.
‘She couldn’t be more devastated as she saw a real future with Owen, particularly as he’s been a father figure to Caben.
‘Steph is absolutely heartbroken and devastated it’s over – she wanted to be with Owen forever and now all of a sudden she’s mourning the loss of him in her and Caben’s lives.’
Prior to dating Owen, the actress had a short-lived romance with long-haired hunk, Jacob Gill.
Stephanie famously embarked on a turbulent relationship with Beauty School Cop Outs star Jeremy McConnell, 31, during their time on Celebrity Big Brother in January 2016.
The ex: Stephanie split from Owen Warner, who plays Romeo Quinn in Hollyoaks, in September 2019, after nine months together
Prior to dating Owen, the actress had a short-lived romance with long-haired hunk, Jacob Gill
Their on/off relationship resulted in public spats, domestic violence and a consequential three-year restraining order.
Jeremy was charged for domestic violence in August 2017 after being accused of assaulting Stephanie in a drug-fuelled row, and was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months and 200 hours community service.
The estranged couple are parents to Caben-Albi, while Jeremy also has a 19-months-old daughter named Storm with his current partner Katie McCreath.
Stephanie famously embarked on a turbulent relationship with Beauty School Cop Outs star Jeremy McConnell, 31, in 2006 (Pictured in 2016)