British cathedral turned into vaccination center

The medieval building of Lichfield Cathedral saw a large group of people, mostly over 80's, passing through its doors on Friday (January 15) to receive the Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine.

The Archbishop of Canterbury and local Member of Parliament Michael Fabricant praised the cathedral's transformation to help battle the coronavirus pandemic on social media, with Fabricant calling it "the UK's most glamorous vaccination center."

The government is aiming to vaccinate those in the four highest risk tiers - the elderly, clinically vulnerable and frontline health and social care workers - by February 15, something that would require more than 2 million vaccinations a week.

Britain recorded 55,761 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, as the number of infections rises despite hopes that lockdowns across the country could start to help push rates down.