The CVS on Gaston Avenue will soon be offering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, with appointments available as soon as Saturday. 

Appointments for the vaccine can only be made online or on the CVS app. Those eligible in Texas include health care workers, people aged 65 and older, people aged 18 and older with chronic health conditions and teachers and staff of K-12 schools, daycare and preschools. 

“Expect appointments to open up on the app overnight, at like 4 a.m.,” says a CVS employee. 

This information pertains only to the CVS on Gaston Avenue. CVS stores are operating independently, so other stores are on different timetables to receive different vaccines.

“The way CVS is planning to do it right now is a store will only get one manufacturer, so there’s less opportunity for error,” the CVS employee says. 

Continue to check the CVS COVID-19 website for the latest updates and to get information about scheduling an appointment and eligibility.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine offers certain advantages, including that it requires just one shot to be effective and is easier to store than the vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer.