Professor Jonathan Van-Tam to be honoured with Freedom of Boston

November 1st, 2021

Professor Johnathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, is to be awarded Honorary Freedom of the Borough of his hometown of Boston, after accepting the honour from Boston Borough Council.

The Borough Council extended the offer to Professor Van-Tam following their Council meeting in September, recognising his achievements in supporting the country throughout the pandemic.

Professor Van-Tam said he was ‘delighted to accept’ the offer of Freedom of the Borough and a formal ceremony will now be arranged to present him with the honour.

The Professor has been ever-present throughout the pandemic and has become familiar to households across the country, regularly appearing as part of the Government’s Covid-19 briefings.

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England

He also continues to play an active role in his hometown, recently returning to take part in talks with schools across the Borough and helping to roll out the Covid-19 vaccination through the ‘grab a jab’ initiative at town’s Princess Royal Sports Arena vaccination centre.

Presentation of the Honorary Freedom of the Borough will be made to Professor Van-Tam at a formal ceremony in Boston, details of which will be announced in due course.

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