‘I don’t want to die.’ COVID-19 booster shots, test kits in high demand

People are lining up for COVID-19 tests and home test kits are flying off pharmacy shelves

“I don’t want to die,” said Cresskill resident Karen Singer, about her desire to get a COVID-19 booster shot. “I do not want to get it again. And I firmly believe that a booster is imperative,” said Singer.

High-risk New Jersey residents are getting COVID-19 booster shots as the delta variant of the coronavirus surges statewide. The state logged almost 2,000 cases of COVID-19 Friday and more than 1,000 people hospitalized with the disease.

People are lining up for COVID-19 tests and home test kits are flying off pharmacy shelves. One woman recently bought 15 — at $30 a pop — for her college-bound son, so he could test himself and roommates.

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