The Trump administration is urging states to expand access to vaccines, including making them available to anyone over 65. New York state lowered its vaccine age from 75 to 65 following the change in guidance.
New York City will use Citi Field, home of the Mets baseball team, as a mass-vaccination site starting the week of Jan. 25, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
The European Union reached its eighth supply deal for doses, and an official said deliveries of shots will accelerate starting in April. Britain is stepping up enforcement of restrictions to tame a surge in cases, even after inoculating almost as many people as the rest of Europe combined. Angela Merkel warned that Germany’s hard lockdown could last into late March.
Malaysia’s king declared a state of emergency, and Japan is considering expanding one beyond Tokyo. A World Health Organization team looking into the origins of the pandemic is set to arrive in China.