Leading doctor named new state governor of Qld

The state's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young wants 'every adult' to be offered the COVID-19 vaccine before she takes up her new role in November

It was a "no brainer" to make chief health officer, Dr Jeanette Young, the state's next governor, says Queensland's premier.

Dr Jeanette Young.

Dr Young will take up the new role on 1 November to give her more time to continue rolling out the COVID-19 vaccination program.

Dr Young's popularity, and her steady hand during the pandemic, makes her a perfect candidate even