Washington, D.C. 20549

                            FORM 8K

       Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
              The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 1, 2004

                        JOHNSON & JOHNSON

     (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

    New Jersey                1-3215            22-1024240

(State or other             Commission       (I.R.S. Employer
jurisdiction                File Number)     Identification No.)
of incorporation)

 One Johnson & Johnson Plaza, New Brunswick, New Jersey   08933

           (Address of principal executive offices)    (zip code)

Registrant's telephone number including area code: (732) 524-0400
Item 5.   Other Events.

On  March  1,  2004,  Johnson & Johnson and Subsidiaries  ("J&J")
issued its Annual Report and is filing herewith certain financial
information,   including   the  audited  consolidated   financial
statements of J&J as of December 28, 2003 and December  29,  2002
and for each of the years in the three-year period ended December
28,  2003, together with the related Management's Discussion  and
Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of J&J,
which  are being filed as Exhibit 99.15 to this Form 8-K and  are
incorporated  herein by reference.  Also incorporated  herein  by
reference is the independent accountant's report also included in
Exhibit 99.15.

Item 7. Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information and

(c)  Exhibits

Exhibit No.     Description of Exhibit

99.15           Audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the
                period ended December 28, 2003

23              Consent of Independent Accountants


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934,  the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed
on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                   JOHNSON & JOHNSON

Date: March 1, 2004           By: /s/ Stephen J. Cosgrove
                              Stephen J. Cosgrove
                              Chief Accounting Officer