Obese James Argent gets his Covid vaccine early because his 26st weight and asthma put him at 'high risk'

JAMES 'Arg' Argent got his Covid vaccine early because his 26st weight and asthma put him at "high risk".

The 33-year-old was seen at his local GP surgery in Essex to get his first jab.

Despite his young age, Arg was put in the "vulnerable" category as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.

The former Towie star is now tipping the scales at 26 stone after struggling to keep his weight under control in lockdown.

James was today spotted arriving to his appointment on his blue Vespa after revealing he could be in "serious trouble" if he caught the deadly virus.

Last month, Arg told of his hopes to get gastric surgery to save his life after a doctor urged him to do something about his weight on Loose Women.

He told The Sun: "My doctor said the weight I am right now, 26 stone, that is danger territory. My mum and my dad both suffer from heart problems and my dad has got a pacemaker so there could be serious implications for my heart.

"I believe from the research I've done, it can potentially really help me in terms of portion control. It'll help me long-term. Health is number one.

"People even say to me, with my weight as it is at the moment, if I catch Covid, I could be one of the people that could be in serious trouble.

"It is difficult as it is intense and serious. It's nothing to be taken lightly. I know that if I just work hard then I can do it. It's just about maintaining it. I've always struggled finding a happy medium."

The vaccine roll out last week moved onto the next phase, with over-65s and younger people with underlying health conditions in England being offered the vaccine.

Government experts estimate jabbing 15million high-risk Brits by next week will lead to intensive care admissions for Covid falling by up to a third by early March.

And by late April, they expect them to plummet by around four-fifths.

A BMI of 40 or above and severe asthma make patients eligible for a vaccine.

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