James Argent pictured arrived at his GP surgery in Essex on Tuesday to receive his first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine.
At 26 stone, the former TOWIE star, 33, is in a priority group due to being obese and asthmatic. He had previously said he could be in ‘real trouble’ if he caught the deadly virus.
James, who hopes to save life-saving gastric surgery after his doctor named his weight ‘danger land’, sent him to his post on his blue Vespa.
Getting his kick: James Argent pictured arrived at his GP surgery in Essex on Tuesday to receive the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
The distribution of the vaccine last week moved to the next stage, with people over 65 and younger people with basic health conditions in England receiving the vaccine as the program progresses through Priority list.
A BMI of 40 or higher and severe asthma are among the basic conditions listed that make patients eligible for vaccination.
Last month, James talked about his plans for life-saving gastric surgery after he weighed 26 stone.
He also showed how being obese has a profound effect on my heart ‘- something that worries him because both parents suffer from heart problems.
Transformed: In 2015, James was the slimmest man ever after losing four stone, but since then his weight has crept up backwards (left in 2015 and right in 2021)
Priority: At 26 stone, the former TOWIE star, 33, is in priority group as he is extremely fat and asthmatic
Vaccination: The reality star was seen in the picture going out of the surgery holding onto the appointment card and his label giving information about the injection
Speaking of Loose Women, he told the panel: ‘My doctor said the weight I am currently at, 26 stone, which is danger land. My mother and father both suffer from heart problems and my father has a pacemaker so my heart can be adversely affected.
‘People even tell me, with my current weight, if I catch Covid, I could be one of those people who could be in serious trouble.’
He said: ‘It’s sad because it’s intense and bad. Nothing to take lightly. I know if I just work hard I can do it. It’s just about maintaining it. I was always struggling to find a happy medium.
‘I believe from the research I did, it could help me with ration control. It will help me in the long run. Health is number one.
‘I’m turning on three different clothes because that’s what suits me right now. My friends and family haven’t said it’s too hard – I think I have to go for it. ‘
James cut a leg figure to put in a black Rolling Stones hoodie of their song ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’. He paired the scene with orange trainers and black joggers.
Priority: Last week ‘s immunization rollout moved to the next stage, with people over 65 and younger people with underlying health conditions in England receiving the vaccine as the program moves down through the list of priorities
Health fears: James, who said last month that he plans to have gastric surgery after his doctor called his weight name ‘danger zone’, drove him to the surgery on his blue Vespa
Dangerous zone: James has previously shown how being overweight affects my heart ‘- something that worries him as both parents suffer from heart problems
A health condition that makes patients in Priority Six Group eligible for vaccination
Blood cancer (such as leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma)
Breast augmentation or respiratory problems, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
Lower immunity due to disease or treatment (such as HIV infection, steroid medication, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or psoriasis (may require long-term immunosuppressive treatments)
You have had an organ transplant
There was a stroke or non-invasive ischemic attack (TIA)
Neurological condition or muscle wasting
Severe or profound learning disability
A problem with your spleen, for example a sickle cell disease, or that your spleen has been removed
Being overweight (BMI of 40 and above)
Is a real mental illness
James recently admitted that while he is now celebrating a year of silence after recovering from his drugs, his weight has left him too embarrassed to leave the house and spends hours only in the comfort of eating.
He told the Sun: ‘I don’t want to die. Op is the only way I can lose weight. I see pictures of myself and it’s too upset. The other day I had to ask my manager to put on my shoes because I couldn’t do it – my belly is too big. I can’t make up my own shoe bars.
‘I don’t want to die, it’s as simple as that. I was told by doctors that I am obese and need to lose weight, but I have an eating disorder, so I can’t do it. ‘
James said he was now worried about the type of stomach surgery with both operations costing around £ 10,000 each.
He decides between a gastric bypass, which sees part of the stomach shredded to make it smaller, and a narrow gastrectomy, which is a more permanent procedure that sees a large part of the stomach removed. away.
Both works significantly reduce the amount of food to eat, lead to weight loss, and the star said that he is going to decide in the coming weeks what method to eat. he will have.
The media personality has struggled with a lot of publishing with his weight, which has declined dramatically since he became famous in 2010.
In 2015, the musician was the slimmest man he ever was, having transformed his body by losing four giant stones.
But since then, James’ pressure has risen again, and he admits that he is now too embarrassed to leave his home during the day, and waits until it is dark to go out in hope not recognized.
The Essex man said even his close friend Mark Wright was moved to tears by worries about his size, which eventually led him to confront him by stepping on the blades.
James admitted that he was surprised to see that he was close to 27 stones, and warned him that he had to take his size seriously as it was detrimental to his health.
Commenting on his close relationship with Mark, he said: ‘I talk to him every day. He is very worried. He wants to help me. ‘
Battlefield: The media personality has struggled with a lot of publicity with his weight, which has changed dramatically since he became famous in 2010.