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Grantchester star James Norton, 35, receives COVID vaccine due high risk condition

The actor has type 1 diabetes 

Emmy Griffiths

Former Grantchester star James Norton has shared his relief at finally receiving the COVID vaccine. The actor, 35, revealed that he has type 1 diabetes - and encouraged those with similar health problems to opt for the vaccine. 

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Sharing a snap of himself receiving a vaccination on Instagram, he captioned the post: "As someone living with type 1 diabetes, I’m happy and relieved to have had my Covid-19 vaccination earlier today (my tipple was AstraZeneca and I’m feeling great). 

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"When you’re offered it I’d encourage you to do the same, not just for your sake, but more importantly for everyone else’s." Fans were quick to respond, with one writing: "Me too. I had the Pfizer but my gosh my arm ached so much after. Alas, a v v small price to pay." 

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Another added: "So good ! I have had both of mine (Pfizer) - type 1 diabetes and ckd stage 5," while a third person commented: "Spread the knowledge, spread the word. This front line healthcare worker thanks you!"

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James shared a snap of himself receiving the vaccine

James has previously opened up about having type 1 diabetes, telling The Times: "I have to inject every time I carbohydrates - up to 15 times a day with 5mm needles you use  discreetly." He added: "Being diabetic does not hold you back. It’d never hamper me, for example, in regards to any role, particularly physically."

Speaking to JDRF’s Type 1 Discovery magazine, he added: "I didn’t talk about my diabetes when I was first diagnosed but when I started to more and more, I felt relief. And once I did, I realised lots of people are dealing with something too. There is an amazing community... you can talk to now, compare notes and feel a sense of solidarity." 

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