A new version of a vaccine which protects against several deadly cancers will be rolled out across Australian high schools next year.
The new Gardisil 9 vaccine will protect recipients against nine strains of Human Papillomavirus.
That's five more than the old one.
Some strains of HPV are responsible for around five per cent of cancers worldwide - including cervical cancer and some form of throat cancers.
It will be provided free of charge to all 12 to 13 year old students from next year.