Janssen Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company located in Beerse, Belgium that is wholly owned by multinational corporation Johnson & Johnson.1)


Janssen is part of the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and Mastercard to “accelerate treatments, vaccines, and diagnostics”.2)

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Janssen is distributing a recombinant “non replicating viral vector” COVID-19 vaccine product in the United States and other countries worldwide.3) 4) It is approved but not widely distributed in Canada.5)

Payments from Janssen

The following is a developing list of individuals and organizations that Janssen has given money to related to the COVID-19 pandemic. People and groups included on this list are relevant due to positions of authority or influence in the crisis, and are of note in considering how Janssen and/or Johnson & Johnson may have manipulated the COVID-19 response through a payment network. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an accusation of wrongdoing without substantiating evidence.

Payments to Organizations

Name Type Amount Description
SickKids Donation $100,000.00 - $999,999.00 Donations to the SickKids Foundation.6)
University Hospitals Kingston Foundation Donation $50,000.00 – $99,999.00 Cumulative donations up to December 31, 2019.7)
DeBree, C. S. (2011, June 22). Centocor is now Janssen Biotech. The Intelligencer. https://archive.ph/eBzXM
Global pharma industry unites behind COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator. (2020, March 26). The Pharma Letter. https://archive.ph/5RTn4
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson): Ad26.COV2.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker. Retrieved January 18, 2022, from https://archive.ph/nPhNi
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. (2021, November 4). Administration Overview for Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Retrieved December 5, 2021, from https://archive.ph/svpaI
Health Canada. (2021, March 5). Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine. Government of Canada. Retrieved December 5, 2021, from https://archive.ph/2cl9Z
Recognizing your contribution. University Hospitals Kingston Foundation. Retrieved February 21, 2022, from https://www.uhkf.ca/Your-Impact/Recognizing-Your-Contribution